What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets? This prequel to Romeo and Juliet follows the story of Rose from country girl to lady of Verona and explores the betrayal, revenge, and manipulations that set the houses of Capulet and Montague against one another in a time when the influence of family, money, … Continue reading Lady Capulet Photo Gallery
Vienna is in turmoil after two decades of societal upheaval, and Duke Vincentio has abruptly decided to flee the city, leaving his faithful deputy, Angelo, in charge. Determined to put an end to moral corruption in Vienna, Angelo decides to strictly enforce even the most Puritan laws. When a young man named Claudio is sentenced … Continue reading Measure for Measure Photo Gallery
“The story is confusing, the ethics are a disaster, and the verse is utter chaos. On every level the text of Measure for Measure is disjointed, unclean, at times beautiful, and in almost every instance and interpretation, deeply disturbing. This play is and should feel as uncomfortable as real life too often does. Let … Continue reading Measure for Measure – Behind the Scenes
It is 2018 and our country is in crisis: alienated, insular, and divided. In an attempt to preserve tradition, Cymbeline, pressured by his self-serving wife, arranges for his daughter and heir, Imogen, to be married off to a privileged, arrogant example of male toxicity. Her refusal and subsequent foray into the forest in disguise begins … Continue reading Cymbeline Photo Gallery
Travel to the forest with some of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in this original, world-premier production of All One Forest, by Joe Raik.
Our all-female UNREHEARSED: The Comedy of Errors was the perfect way to kick off our summer season - "She Doth Persist"!
Macbeth reeks of death, decay, and destruction, all caused by knee-jerk reactions to fear in the conquest for power. Director Matt Bayer feels that Macbeth has many parallels to the Vietnam War and using South Vietnam as our setting is an unsettling–albeit appropriate–fit. “The echoing horror of that war will cross the memory of the … Continue reading Macbeth Photo Gallery
n A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one night’s journey through a primeval forest wreaks havoc with the hearts and minds of four young rebels, an avant-garde theatre troupe, and even a fairy or two. Always attempting to find the tragedy in comedy, director Laurel Andersen says, “Can reason be regained –or should it? Music and magic … Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery
"But, soft, what light through yonder actor breaks?" "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore don't thou know thy lines?" Barefoot Shakespeare Company presents the FOURTH in their series of (Completely UNREHEARSED!) Shakespeare for Sports Fans!
Actors are assigned a part and have 30 days to learn lines and create a character. It's Twelfth Night: UNREHEARSED!