Grassroots Shakespeare brought Rome and Juliet to SCERA, 1 / 17-20

When Romeo appears on Cheap Halloween Costumes the stage at the SCERA Art Center later this month, he may pass the famous “light through the window,” by looking directly at someone in the audience. Romeo hopes he or she will answer that “Oh, that’s Juliet’s light. You’re lucky. You almost reached her home.”

That is because “Grassroots Shakespeare Company” uses this technique in the early 17th century with a stage technique called “Romeo and Juliet.” Inspired by Shakespeare’s original stage skills, the company will showcase the classic story of two celebrity lovers and their families.

That means, among other things, the audience is encouraged and even expected to voice their approval or disapproval, boo, boo, and other statements about the story unfolds on the stage.

Four nights in a row, Romeo & Juliet will be held at the SCERA Art Center at 745 S. State Street, Orem, Oregon, Wednesday January 17 to Saturday 20 January. The performance will start at 7:30 pm with an adult ticket of $ 12, a children’s ticket of 3-11 and an elderly ticket of $ 10 over the age of 65. All seats are reserved. Group discount of $ 20 or above 6 tickets can be purchased in advance by nonprofit groups and church groups (no refund or exchange).

According to the original practice, this is a non-director’s play. Actors cooperate and provide insights and ideas as the actors observe their actors in the scene.

Aubrey Wilde, managing director, explains: “Encourage everyone to provide advice when things are not going well in the scenes.” In this sense, everyone in the cast is a director who encourages the stage People on the try new ideas, and then the actor evaluates whether to include.

She added: “You will not find a lot of subtext, because we use Shakespeare’s words, only those words.” We believe Shakespeare wants anything, he wrote it in the script. ”

Many of their shows are from “hypothetical” exploration. “For example, if we do not make balcony scenes,” Wilde explains. “How does this affect the sense of drama? Why first on the balcony? Or, if they had kissed earlier, what to do?

Wilde adds that sometimes the actors are ready for their great ideas and goals, but sometimes someone will make a suggestion. “Someone might ask if a particular scene will be easier or provide another idea. Often we see we’re injecting new energy into a show. It’s a fun process.

While companies are auditioning, they often use veterans in their characters, and SCERA’s performance will showcase experienced grassroots favorites. Often these clues are in the same part of the year. Wilde once played Juliet, but when she was pregnant, she handed over the character to Merry Magee, who now plays Juliet.

In addition, the real prototype, the actor brings his own Cheap Halloween Costumes and props. In Shakespeare, players often performed on their own clothes instead of relying on a clothing store.

Lucas Adrian Buchanan is Romeo’s main actor. Other players include Chris Hults, Jessamyn Svensson, Steven Pong, Daniel Whiting, Jessica Jean Myer, Archelaus Crisanto, Brandon Bills, Nick Grossaint, Jarrith Parker McCoy, AJ Taysom, Robert Starks and Addison Blakely Radle.

Grassroots Shakespeare started in Orem in 2009 when a group of Utah Valley college students and some Brigham Young students wanted to perform. They got ladders and curtains from their parents’ garage and put their money into production for the first time. Several UVU professors help students tour the entire state of Utah. Through donations, grants and promised professors, players have had a successful season. They especially thank Christopher Clarke, who helped share his love of Shakespeare and taught them the original approach, and Kate McPherson also helped them get a lot of money so they could build their first set.

The company has a staff overseeing the company, in addition to Aubrey Wilde, including Nick Grossaint’s art director; Drew Wilde as marketing director; Brooke Bolick as development director, and apparel supervisor Daniel Anderson. Their focus is on strict adherence to the original text, while making children, adults and the elderly happy, understandable and easy to read.

Wilde said: “We made” Hamlet, “and a child approaching the stage was as indulging as her parents in the next row, behind her grandparents.” This is a typical example of our performance. ”

Now preparing to celebrate their tenth season this summer, Shakespeare’s Wilde said: “Throughout the summer they set the stage in the park to find indoor venues in Utah and Salt Lake County during the cold months.” Initially, Students formed the cast. “But freshmen have joined us as we grow older and some of our former students have started up their own Shakespeare’s roots in NSW and this is one of the things that helps us at the heart of both the university towns where we have professors Audition, a decade after we are very pleased to have a very good age difference, if we want, we can install “King Lear”, the age can be appropriate. “” We are pleased to provide a Shakespeare education and pleasure Experience, SCERA President and CEO Adam J. Robertson said: “They usually show” Romeo and Juliet “on Valentine’s Day so it fits perfectly with our calendar.

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