January: After a late King Lear, Unrehearsed jumped right back into it with our fifth annual Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night!
SHERLOCK HOLMES: ALMOST GOT HIM
February: Sherlock Holmes: Almost Got Him returned, this time at the Devonshire Playhouse in Skokie. “When five of Holmes’ fiercest adversaries come together, they decide on the ultimate wager: who has the best Almost-got-him Sherlock story?” Directed by Orion Couling.
UNREHEARSED SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP
March – April: Unrehearsed Shakespeare held new classes, welcoming ten new Apprentices into our ranks.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
April: Unrehearsed presented the classic “problem play,” whose commentary on sexual harassment, assault, and human agency seems remarkably more relevant today than when it was written.
April: Unrehearsed joined other Shakespeare companies in Chicago for Fury Theatre’s Bard Party, a commemoration of the 401st anniversary of Shakespeare’s shuffling off this mortal coil. In tune with the evening’s spirit motif, we presented two of the Ghost scenes from Hamlet.
June: I performed as Buckingham in Fury Theatre’s production of the classic tale of Tricky Dickie and how he stole the election/throne.
July: Shakespeare’s classic history of a weak, thin-skinned monarch teaches us about empathy, power, and pragmatism’s dominion over emotion.
THE WAYWARD WOMEN
July: Milwaukee’s TheaterRED staged the sophomore production of The Wayward Women. Love, lies, and fisticuffs abound in this new Elizabethan comedy.
LET WOMEN WAR: THE PASSION OF BOUDICCA & THE WAYWARD WOMEN
September: We Three returned to premier the epic tragedy of the Queen of the Britons, paired with the remount of a personal favorite.
“A shout out… to playwright/director Jared McDaris, for hoodwinking me completely into thinking I was watching the genuine article, a “forgotten” Elizabethan play that had escaped my attention all these years.” – Herb Metzler
October: Unrehearsed closed its eighth season with Coriolanus, the Roman tragedy that pits elitism against ignorance.
STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS CAROL
December: Tinker Tim, Barb Ratchet, and the swash-buckling Ghost of Christmas Present returned in EDGE Theatre’s annual Steampunk Christmas Carol.