Shakespeare-a-thon

a 36-hour whirlwind of Shakespeare

BEGINS: 7am April 23, 2019
ENDS: 7pm April 24, 2019
FREE

Yes, 36 hours of programming, completely free.  The doors are open and the coffee is on, so come on in! Come, go, perform, read, talk, exercise, donate! It's all part of Give Local, 2019.  For the schedule of 2018 events, see below...

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2018 Shakespeare-a-thon Menu

7-8am Kick Off: Music, coffee, tea, and scones, plus special guest poet

demonstrates how to write a sonnet.

8-10am The Jungle Book: Fresh from a tour of CT, directed by Emily Mattina and performed by Shakesperience Resident Artists (RAs).

10am-12pm Neighborhoods: Our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) class performs Monologues, short plays, and music from Page to Stage.

12-2pm Reading of Nance Crawford's Kings Games: Shakesperience Staff puts on a staged reading of Nance Crawford’s memoir of Richard III.

2-3pm Pop Culture and Shakespeare #1: Come test your knowledge of Shakespeare and his works - and how they show up in our world today!

3-4pm Shakespeare Interactive Workshop: Join us for this workshop which has taken CT by storm since 1996.

4-5pm Hors D’oeurves and Music: Join us for some snacks and music from past productions: played by Shakesperience RA, Joanna Ferbrache; piano.

5-6pm A Rose by Any Other Name: Come see a rehearsal for a creation in process, soon to be performed in gardens throughout CT.

6-7pm  Fever of the Mad: Peter Mulholland reads original poems with imagery from a new project entitled "Fever of the Mad," featuring musical compositions by thejudasobscure. 

7-9pm An Evening of Classics: Relax and listen, or get up and jam to music ranging from the Andrews Sisters to the Tokens: Lead by Shakesperience RA, Joanna Ferbrache. 

  

9-10pm Pop Culture and Shakespeare #2: Test your knowledge of Shakespeare and his works - and how they show up in our world today!

10-12am Shakespeare/Marlowe:  This original work depicts a relationship of two playwrights: A Signature Shakesperience.

12-4am Sonnets by Candlelight:  Finally cross “Read all 154 of Shakespeare’s

sonnets” off your bucket list in this group reading of every. Single. Sonnet. Led by Artistic Director Emily Mattina.

4-6am Midsummer Night’s Dream Workshop Rehearsal: Can’t sleep? Come join two of our RAs at an open rehearsal. Be prepared to join in!

6-7am Mind, Body, and Good Articulation: Perform yoga and meditation while listening to original pronunciation of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.

7-8am Pop Culture and Shakespeare #3: Come test your knowledge of Shakespeare and his works - and how they show up in our world today!

8-9am Moebius Magic: TD and designer Jeffrey Lapham holds open office hours to discuss Math and technical theatre.

9-11am Folklore and Mythology Workshops: Shakesperience RAs introduce you to folktales and myths from around the world – and invite you to join!

11am-12pm Pop Culture and Shakespeare #4: Come for the final round to test your knowledge of Shakespeare and his works.

12-3pm Hamlet: Fresh from a tour of CT, directed by Emily Mattina and performed by Shakesperience RAs. (1PM show start time).

4-5pm Environmental Magic: Enjoy a presentation by Cyril May’s alter ego, Cyril the Sorcerer, as he performs magic to illustrate the ways in which we affect our environment.

5-6pm Acting Class Finale: Students from our Saturday Acting Intensives present their final performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Open to the public.

6-7pm: Final countdown party: Everyone is welcome to join in the final

countdown of Give Local 2018. Light refreshments will be served.