Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Live Streamed from the Main Stage Theatre
Thu, Oct 8 | 7 pm
In the streets of Verona, violence reigns. An age-old vendetta between two noble houses reignites. When two star-crossed lovers turn their backs on their parents' intolerance to seek their own way, they are thrown into a world of extremes where everyone has chosen sides and no one is willing to budge. When the adults have left the room and tribalism and politics are the guiding forces of the day, how might love and tolerance find a way to challenge hate and distrust? Written in 1595, Shakespeare's famous play is both delightfully comic and intensely tragic. Romeo and Juliet remains a shockingly relevant mirror to our own contemporary issues of identity, rebellion, family loyalties, and the right to love.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
Directed by Dylan Roberts ‘10
Live streamed from the Main Stage Theatre
Fri, Oct 16 | 10 am
Three actors attempt to perform everything written by Shakespeare in one evening’s worth of entertainment. In the first act there are short versions of Romeo & Juliet, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Othello, and Antony & Cleopatra. The comedies are discovered to have such similar plot lines that they can be lumped all together in one story treatment, while the history games are covered as if they were a football game, and Troilus & Cressida is presented as a performance art piece. When it comes to one of the greatest plays ever written, Hamlet, they perform so hard they do a 40-minute version (complete with a full audience participation workshop of one of the characters), a 5-minute version, a 40-second version, and then... BACKWARDS.
By Caryl Churchill
A Parkside STUDIO production live streamed from Studio A
Fri, Oct 23 | 7 pm
The only way to change the past is to create a new one... In a strikingly familiar future, a regretful father attempts to fix the mistakes he made in raising his son by starting over with a clone—or rather, a number of clones. But is it really possible atone for the sins of the past? Powerful, unpredictable and devastating, Caryl Churchill’s suspenseful A Number sees the shocking story unfold as the men reconnect over several encounters, delving into what really happened and allowing the audience to explore for themselves: who do you trust, and who is to blame?
Stupid F##king Bird
By Aaron Posner
Live streamed from the Black Box Theatre
Fri, Nov 20 | 7 pm
An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Original songs composed by James Sugg draw the famously subtextual inner thoughts of Chekhov’s characters explicitly to the surface. Stupid F***ing Bird will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness
By Pearl Moore
A FreshINK staged reading on Zoom
Fri, Nov 6 | 7 pm
Looks are everything to Sage and Madeline’s mother, Sylvia. The two sisters learned from a young age that how they looked matter more to their mother than how they acted. This shaped what they ate, what they wore, and how they were seen by men. Now that Sage and Madeline are older they are realizing how wrong their own mother was and what it means to go against her. Sylvia on the other hand doesn’t know where she has gone wrong with her two children but her past keeps haunting her. Pretty dips into what it means to be pretty on the outside, but also on the inside.
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