Greater Shelby Community Theatre is taking Shakespeare on the Road as we begin the journey toward our first show of the 2017-2018 season, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)! Join us as we travel with the Bard!
Here is your Itinerary!
Stage Fighting with Hamlet
Cleveland County Arts Council (enter in basement)
111 S Washington St
Shelby, NC 28150
Midsummer Nights in the Daylight
Starting at 12 pm
Neal Senior Center
100 T R Harris Dr
Shelby, NC 28150
Romeo and Juliet at Foothills Farmers’ Market
126 W Marion Street
Shelby NC 28150
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
August 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th at 7:30
August 13th and 20th at 2:30
The Millennium Playhouse at GWU
S Main St
Boiling Springs NC 28017
We start our trip at the Arts Council, 29 July, with Stage Fighting with Hamlet! This free, interactive workshop focuses on introducing participants to the basics of stage combat. Experienced actor and director Dan Treharne will lead us through the basics of unarmed stage violence. You will learn how to effectively and safely perform several moves, including shoulder pushes, chest shoves, falls, and a variety of punches.
Next stop, 1 August, at the Neal Senior Center for Midsummer Night in the Daylight! Join us for a reading of romance. We will hear the tale of four youth on the trail of true love, with a mischievous Spirit as their guide.
The final waypost on our journey will be at the Foothills Farmers’ Market, 5 August. Tomato Love Letters with Romeo and Juliet! Bring your youngest thespians to meet Romeo and Juliet for an adventure in… tomatoes! GSCT will be manning POP club, for ages 2-12. Come taste tomatoes, do a fun craft, and meet some of our actors!
Our final destination is the Mill (the Millennium Playhouse, that is) to see our production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), directed by the phenomenal Becky Reger! All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy.