I’ll be appearing as Edwin Booth this August and September in TheaterRED’s This Prison Where I Live, written and directed by Angela Iannone.
This Prison Where I Live recalls Edwin Booth, the first superstar celebrity in the world of theater, as he rehearses his production of Shakespeare’s Richard the Second. As he readies himself to play, the ghosts of his past, including that of his notorious brother, interrupt his rehearsals with their own requests and mock the crown of America’s “Prince of Players.”
Probably the most popular play of all time returns to Unrehearsed this October 16 & 24 at 7:30pm. Admission is Free for All!
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,
And the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
You can see more photos here as they come in.
Company: The Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company
Venue: Atlantic Bar & Grill
Photos: iNDie Grant Productions
Another casual reading is coming to Chicago. The Pretension of Richard IV has been rewritten and is ready to be heard. Lady Catherine Gordon and King James “The Barber of Scotland” join the cast, and some fancy new monologues will be there too. How elegant!
4001 N Ravenswood Ave (B3, the “creepy basement”)
Sunday, July 8, at 9am
In November, I’ll be joining Starlight Radio Dreams as a guest performer, and you can bet I am (and will be) thankful for that. Since I was twelve, people have been telling me I have a face for radio, and it’s time to make that dream a reality!
You can also check out Starlight Radio Dreams’ next show Dream/Machine June 29th!
“DREAM/MACHINE: One night of mandatory entertainment. The worlds of Clerk and Dagger and Starlight Radio Dreams come crashing together in this special collaboration featuring a host of new shorts. Its a show so good, you’re required to see it.”
Adrian Garcia, Alexandra Boroff, and Gilly Guire in the 2016 premier of The Wayward Women. Photo by iNDie Grant Productions
Scooch Tap presents Scotch Tape!
May 25, 10pm, at the Playground Theater (3209 N Halsted St), Scooch Tap presents: Scotch Tape! Unrehearsed Shakespeare will be joining in the skylarkings.
And at long last: Unrehearsed Shakespeare and We Three will be joining forces to present a scene from The Wayward Women, performed in the First Folio Cue Script Technique and featuring an all-new cast!
Who will play what role? There’s only one way to find out!
Be there! Be square! Cause why not both!
Keyanna Khatiblou, Nathan Ducker, Nathaniel Fishburn, and Sarah Franzel in Twelfth Night (2018). Photo by iNDie Grant Productions.
Unrehearsed Shakespeare will be holding a Master Class for experienced performers June 19th at 6:30pm. The signup deadline is Sunday, May 20, at 11:59pm. The Master Class will consist of a performance of one or two acts from one or two plays, with immediate feedback on in-performance technique.
Five Robots Working That Hustle, a short comedy about American Neo-Puritanism, is set to premier with the Saint Sebastian Players’ Ten-Minute Play Festival, coming this June!
1625 W Diversey Parkway
June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 @ 7:30pm
June 24 and July 1 @ 2:00pm
Unrehearsed Shakespeare’s next production is King John, hands-down the most underrated show in the cannon. July 10 & 17, join us at the Walls of Angiers for the ultimate smack-down between England and France comes to Chicago!
KING JOHN, UNREHEARSED
July 10 & 17
The Atlantic Bar & Grill, 5062 N Lincoln Ave
Admission is Free!