CHICAGO – Tackling all the history plays in a single devised piece, Shakespeare All-Stars proudly presents Shakespeare’s Revisionist Histories at Mary’s Attic, March 1-23.
In an age where political factions create rifts, immigration and human rights are in question, and fake news mixes with the real, what do we have to learn from Shakespeare’s Histories and the political factions of centuries ago? Shakespeare’s Revisionist Histories is a devised new work inspired by these ten plays and hundreds of years of political corruption. Step into a sanctuary space where, for the moment, we are free to sing, play, dance, speak, and read the bard’s verse.
Following successful productions of The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, the All-Stars are excited to present their first original work under the skillful direction of Chicago theatre veteran, Erik Wagner, featuring live music directed by Kyra Leigh (formerly Kyle Greer.)
Featuring Brice Baron, Amber Nicole Cartwright, Carlyle DePriest, Rebecca Joy Fletcher, Frank Gasparro, Mariah Ghant, Adrian Grigoras, Sean Haynes, Theresa Liebhart, Carly McQuay, and Andrew Seller
Director Erik Wagner
Musical Director Kyra Leigh
Text/Vocal Coach Stefan Brundage
Stage Manager Brenna Palfi
Producers Arin Mulvaney & Jill Matel
Performance & Venue Info
Thursdays & Fridays @ 7:00 pm: March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Sundays @ 2:30 pm: March 11 & 18
Mary’s Attic 5400 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Proceeds will benefit the Shakespeare All-Stars’ educational programming.
About the All-Stars
The Shakespeare All-Stars enliven Shakespeare’s classic plays for veteran theatre-goers and new audiences alike, presenting the classics in a fresh, accessible way by suiting “the action to the word, the word to the action.” In addition to public performances, the All-Stars offer fast-paced dynamic touring performances and enrichment programs at schools, parks, libraries, and festivals in and around Chicago. Coming soon! Spring 2018: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tour and Summer 2018: Romeo & Juliet in the Parks!
Arin Mulvaney, Artistic Director
Coming this spring! 75-minute touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
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