Where’s Will in the Mid-Atlantic this week? 1/28-2/3/15
This is part of an ongoing series of regional Shakespeare coverage. Kelly Dowling here, with the latest in Shakespeare from the Mid-Atlantic.
Our beautiful Mid-Atlantic region may be bombarded by snow, slush, and rain this week, but you can give your Winter’s Tale a happy ending by taking part in some of these fantastic Shakespeare events.
Just a reminder, as a (somewhat) dedicated volunteer editor, I am willing to spend approximately 2 hours traffic of my internet browser to locate events. SO if there is an event you are dying to see in a future “Where’s Will” post, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line WHERE’S WILL) so I can include it. I try to cover a wide range of events for ALL BUDGETS produced by any and all types of theatre companies.
Here’s a few I gathered for this week, thanks to Google and budget ticketing site Goldstar – (Goldstar prices notated with a * – Remember, a few dollars in processing charges will also apply.)
MID ATLANTIC MASTERPIECE: (My must see for the week PLUS an extra 10 points+ for Maryland) –
College Park, Maryland: University of MD Theatre Dept. presents: Macbeth – This moveable production sees only 4 actors transforming the Clarice Smith Center into the shadowy halls of Dunsinane castle. The audience moves with the actors and best of all it’s FREE! Fri. 1/30 7:00pm, 9:00pm & Sat. 1/31 2:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm ARRIVE 30 minutes prior to show time for best chance at seeing the production. Space is limited!
NEW YORK (19)
New York City: Drunk Shakespeare presents: Shakespeare, Under the Influence – Wed. 1/27-Sat. 1/31 8:00pm, Fri. 1/30 & Sat. 1/31 10pm – Tickets $29*-58.00
New York City: Shakespeare in the Square presents: The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet – Thurs. 1/29, Sat. 1/30, Sun. 1/31, & Tues. 2/3 8:00pm; Fri. 1/30 7:00pm & 10:00pm; Sun. 1/31 2:00pm – Tickets $15-75
NEW JERSEY (0)
If you are interested in running your own Shakespeare Company I am recommending New Jersey. There is a Will drought in this state!
I gave up on you PA. I don’t have time to go running to a million sites.
Delaware readers…I need your help for local events!
Laurel: Laurel Mill Playhouse presents: The Comedy of Errors – Fri. 1/30-Sat. 1/31 8:00pm, Sun. 2/1 2:00pm – Tickets $10*-20.00 (They got extra points because they invited me on Facebook. Pay attention…brown nosing DOES result in extra points!)
Staunton: The American Shakespeare Center presents: Taming of the Shrew – Thurs. 1/29 10:30am, Sat. 1/31 2:00pm; The White Devil – Thurs. 1/29 – Fri. 1/30 7:30pm, Sun. 2/1 2:00pm; The Rover – Sat. 1/31 7:30pm – Tickets $16-42.00
WEST VIRGINIA (0)
West Virginia readers – submit those high school productions now!
WASHINGTON DC (6)
Folger Shakespeare Library presents: Mary Stuart – Wed. 1/28-Thurs. 1/29 7:30pm, Fri. 1/30 & Sat. 1/31 8:00pm, Sat. 1/31 & Sun. 2/1 2:00pm, Sun. 2/1 7:00pm – Tickets $30-40
Now that you have some ideas, get out there and grab some Mid-Atlantic events by the bards!
+ Hey Kelly? What’s up with the points?
Well, just to keep these weekly posts fun AND to foster the spirit of competition I have instituted a points system for bragging rites. At the January 2016 Shakepeare Theatre Association Conference I will name one Mid-Atlantic state (or non-state/DC) the “Most Shakespeare-iest.” (And don’t despair, little states/non-states/DC. There will be points adjustments related to population for the final tally!) So send those events in if you don’t want your state to get spanked.