Dmae Roberts talks with Anon It Moves and String House Theatre and Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. We'll hear from directors Elizabeth Watt, Emily Gregory and actor Erica Terpening-Romeo from two young companies collaborating on productions of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. And in the latter part of the show Brian Allard of OPSfest joins us to talk about an unusual A Midsummer Night's Dream cast by the audience and all the rest of the season of plays in the parks.
Anon It Moves and String House Theatre have produced some inventive and experimental works in the last two years and now are working together to produce two-related plays in repertory. We'll find out what sets these new companies apart from other companies producing Shakespeare this summer and hear a piece performed by a female Hamlet.
Anon It Moves and String House Theatre
Directed by Elizabeth Watt
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Emily Gregory
Running in repertory Thursdays - Saturdays on July 25 - August 23, 2014
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern runs Thursday and Saturday evenings
Hamlet runs Friday and Sunday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Location: Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97201
For more info about the location visit: zoomtopia.com
Cost: $15 general admission
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/750556 or String House Theatre
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival revives the original folio editions of the plays which include all the cues for actors so the roles can be performed without rehearsal. All the shows are outside and rely on minimal sets and lots of improvisatory techniques. This season OPSFest asked the audience to cast the actors in its production A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Thursday, July 24 – 7pm, Laurelhurst Park (The Comedie of Errors)
Friday, July 25 – 7pm, Laurelhurst Park (Macbeth)
Saturday, July 26 – 2pm, Laurelhurst Park (As You Like It)
Saturday, July 26 – 7pm, Laurelhurst Park (Henry IV, Part 1)
Sunday, July 27 – 1pm, Fernhill Park (Much Adoe About Nothing)
Friday, August 1 - 7 pm, Nehalem Bay (Henry IV, Part 1)
Saturday, August 2 - 7 pm, Nehalem Bay (The Taming of the Shrew)
Saturday, August 9 - 2 pm, Gabriel Park (The Taming of the Shrew)
Sunday, August 10 – 2pm, Mt. Tabor Park (The Taming of the Shrew)
Friday, August 15 – 6:30 pm, Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA (The Taming of the Shrew)
Saturday, August 16 - 7 pm, Marylhurst University (The Taming of the Shrew)
Sunday, August 17 - 2 pm, Lents Park (The Taming of the Shrew)
Sunday, August 24 – 1pm, Laurelhurst Park (As You Like It)
More info: http://www.opsfest.org/tour-calendar.html