Byers-Evans House Theatre Company Presents SHAKESPEARE AND ME, 2/22-3/16
Due to popular demand Shakespeare and Me, written by and starring Joey Wishnia, returns to The Byers-Evans House Museum February 22 through March 16.
Joey Wishnia shares his personal, dramatic, and often hilarious, experiences with Shakespeare. Throughout his long career, Joey has appeared in 19 of Shakespeare's plays and directed five of them on three different continents. From his first school play through his most recent readings, he shares the trials and tribulations of an actor working with the Bard, including his encounter with the greatest Shakespearean actor of the last century - Sir Laurence Olivier. Joey is a master storyteller weaving Shakespeare's words effortlessly into, and through, his own stage experiences.
Joey Wishnia, recipient of the 2010-2011 CTG Henry Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre, came to the United States in 1993 and quickly established himself in Denver, Colorado as actor and director concentrating on classical theatre. Educated at Rhodes University and receiving his Teaching Diploma (Licentiate) in Speech and Drama from Trinity College, London, he has worked in practically every facet of the entertainment industry, having been an actor, director and teacher, and appeared in music hall, opera, movies, TV and many radio dramas and soap operas.
Wishnia has written scripts for children's theatre, devised and appeared in four one-man shows and developed several educational programs aimed at encouraging children to read.
In 1993, he was the recipient of a special award for his contribution to children's theatre in South Africa. He is also a storyteller whose script Stories Small, a program of African folk-tales from all cultures, was performed at the 'Blooming Lights Festival' at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York in December, 1999.
The show takes place in the library of the historic Byers-Evans House Museum, amid the Evans family's furnishings. The museum has always supported local theatre by serving as a venue for various small companies. All ticket proceeds help support museum programs, operations and education.
Byers-Evans House Theatre Company
Shakespeare and Me
Written by and starring Joey Wishnia
The personal story of a Shakespearian actor.
Feb 22- March 16
Fri./Sat. at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18.00
Reservations at 303-620-4933
The Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock Street, Denver, 13th Avenue Entrance