Short Shakes

Henrietta Hadley as Cleopatra and Wilder Cufley as Mark Antony in Short Shakes Antony and Cleopatra (2012).

Henrietta Hadley as Cleopatra and Wilder Cufley as Mark Antony in Short Shakes Antony and Cleopatra (2012).

Short Shakes at Seattle Shakespeare Company is more than just putting on a play, it is an experience that fosters compassion, creates better listeners, promotes critical thinking, and develops courage. And it’s a whole lot of fun with new friends. Who knew a play could do all that?

You will audition, rehearse, and perform your own classic play. Seattle theatre professionals lead a seven-week process that culminates in three performances. All the while, you’ll make friends, learn about Shakespeare’s language, discover basic acting concepts and techniques, hone your comedy skills, and step into roles that may stretch you, but in a good way.

Fall Short Shakes:
Much Ado About Nothing
Sept. 29-Nov. 12, 2013

Directed by Shana Allman, and performed in the Center Theatre on the main stage set, this will be a crazy fun experience not to be missed! Beatrice and Benedick are always fighting – but everyone else knows that they should be together! It takes the schemes of their friends to plant the seed of love, and a crisis to bring them closer together. This comedy has it all — fools, lovers, villains, family feuding, and a happy ending.

Performances: November 9, 11, 12, 2013

Spring Short Shakes:
The Importance of Being Earnest
February 23-April 8, 2014

Oscar Wilde’s farcical comedy centers around the dapper Jack Worthing and his sidekick Algernon. They have fallen in love with two ladies who both have their hearts set on marrying a man named Earnest. This leads to an elaborate deception, and ultimately an outlandish surprise!

Ages: 11-17

Enrollment Fee: $295 (Early-bird price of $250 before Feb. 1)

Enrollment Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014

Start Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00pm
Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays 5:00-7:30pm, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm
Performances: April 5, 7, 8, 2014

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