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 [...]
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 [...]
"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!
Raw, quick, sharp. That's our Kate and Petruchio. But how did we get here? Men and women look at things from different lenses, and it comes to a head in a fast, tumultuous and sexy spectacle. In the 1950s, everything was in its place...what happens when we shake the world up a bit?
Barefoot is pleased to present As You Like It against the backdrop of New York City during the Great Depression. Shedding the opulence of the court for the Hooverville of Arden, Rosalind, Orlando and their co-mates explore the nuances of passion and classism in a pre-war setting. Word play, music, and a couple of classic clowns [...]
[easy-image-collage id=1885] Barefoot performs "Beatrice and Juliet" at Celebrating Shakespeare 2016, a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death presented by the Ridgefield Library.
Barefoot performs vignettes from Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet, combining the stories so as to show the different trajectories of love for each character.
Barefoot continues to bring Shakespeare’s work to a wide and diverse audience by creating works with a pedestrian, engaging and modern outlook. The Company’s next production, Much Ado About Nothing, takes place at a at an army base on the Georgia/Alabama border. The soldiers may on leave from overseas, but even at home a “merry war” [...]
In conjunction with their mission, Barefoot is putting a spin on the classic tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. The show is set is Appalachia; the grudge between the Capulets and Montegues echos the long-running Hatfield-McCoy feud. The characters in Barefoot’s version of Romeo & Juliet are quick to anger and quick to violence, as they try to make [...]