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Fringe Mini – The Rape of Lucrece

The “opening weekend” of William Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece has been a rousing success. We’ve got three shows left: Tuesday 8/9 – 10:00 pm Thursday 8/11 – 5:30 pm Sunday 8/14 – 7:00 pm Joshua Humphrey of the Twin Cities Theater Connection podcast caught up with me at the Rarig Center on Thursday evening. He’s [...]

Rape of Lucrece – Our Curtain Speech

We’ve just finished our premiere performance of William Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece. We’re going to be back onstage tomorrow night at 8:30 pm at the Theatre in the Round. If you weren’t with us tonight, I hope to see you tomorrow! If you’re joining us here because you saw the show, then you know that [...]

Rape of Lucrece Postcards

William Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece premieres TONIGHT at 7pm at the Theatre in the Round at part of the opening night of the Minnesota Fringe Festival! Making our first two shows a big success is very important for getting the word of mouth rolling on the show, so please come early! (And come often!) We’ve [...]

Rape of Lucrece – Cast and Crew

Rape of Lucrece opens tomorrow! Time to get acquainted with the cast and crew who have made it possible… Cara Kluver Role: Lucrece Cara Kluver is a recent graduate of the Theatre Performance BFA program at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Most recently, she has appeared in readings of Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, [...]

Rape of Lucrece – Facebook Event!

Our Facebook Event for Rape of Lucrece is now live! Let us know you’re coming and help us spread the word about our Minnesota Fringe Festival debut! There are a lot of Shakespearean shows at the Fringe this year. Come see the one that was actually written by Shakespeare!

Rape of Lucrece – Fringe Festival 2011!

An intimate, intense, and terrifying adaptation of William Shakespeare’e epic poem. In this dramatic, storytelling staging, the vibrant, staccato beats of the Bard’s eternal verse pound out a tale of erotic savagery and violation. Lucrece is the sweet and virtuous wife of Colatine. But when Colatine sings her praises to his fellow officers, he lights [...]

Complete Readings – On Hiatus

Due to scheduling difficulties, the Complete Readings of William Shakespeare are being placed on a temporary hiatus. Unfortunately, the Readings actually represent a fairly complex logistical problem. Each reading requires the casting and coordination of 15-20 people, in addition to arranging for rehearsal schedules and performance spaces. In many ways, we’ve been very lucky to [...]

Scheduling Update

Due to some irreconcilable scheduling issues, our January reading of All’s Well That Ends Well will be postponed. (The jeopardy of running an itinerant reading series is that occasionally you end up being itinerant without an itinerary.) We are currently reconfiguring our schedule for the next few months, but the Complete Readings of William Shakespeare [...]

Merchant of Venice – Tonight!

Shylock the Jew has cast a long shadow across history, from the Elizabethan stage to the annals of the 20th century. Tonight he enters the People’s Center Theater for The Merchant of Venice, the 19th reading in the Complete Readings of William Shakespeare! DECEMBER 6th, 2010 7:30 PM Tickets: Pay What You Can! People’s Center [...]

Merchant of Venice – Cast List

I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick [...]