Festivals & Events



Upstart Crow

by Sharon Hamilton
Shoestring Players

Forrest Nickerson Theatre, Deaf Centre Manitoba
285 Pembina Highway
Wheelchair accessible
Capacity 182


Five hundred years after his death, Shakespeare and his friend Richard Burbage are beguiled by a random jester to leave their graves and watch rehearsals of Shakespeare's plays.
 
Compiled as an introduction to Shakespeare, this mid-winter fanstasy unfolds in a contemporary rehearsal hall. Beloved scenes from eight of his plays entertain Shakespeare and Burbage while they charm a 21st-century student and actress with tales of their lives. Still furious for having been labelled an 'upstart crow', Shakespeare basks in the music of his words as each scene unfolds.
 
Directors: Maureen Taggart, Peter Spencer, Sharon Hamilton
Cast: Hannon Bell, Bernard Boland, Sara Groleau, Martin Howell, Pete Hudson, Rhonda Kennedy Rogers, Andrea Marantz, Linda Meckling, Brad Nance, Craig Oliphant, Merri-lou Paterson, Johanna Pops, Christine Reimer, Paulette Rochon, Mike Seccombe, Marilynn Slobogian, Joe Stratton, Joan Wilton, Nathan Zassman
 
"In spectral splendour from their graves they come…"


Thu Jan 23 7:30PM
Fri Jan 24 7:30PM
Sat Jan 25 2:00 & 7:30PM
Sun Jan 26 2:00PM
 
2 hours
 
Tickets $15
 
In advance:
Call Linda Meckling, 204 475 6821
Email linda.meckling@gmail.com
At the door:
Cash, ShakespearePass
Box Office opens 45 minutes before showtime