The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project to Stage AND TO THE REPUBLIC, Beg. 5/24
The week of the Bard's 450th birthday, The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project announces AND TO THE REPUBLIC, a modern political thriller created and inspired by reconstructing Shakespeare's famous Roman plays - Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, and Coriolanus - like never seen before. Directed by Geordie Broadwater (Brack's Last Bachelor Party, You May Go Now). AND TO THE REPUBLIC officially opens on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the WorkShop's Main Stage (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor) and runs through Saturday, June 7, 2014. Tickets are available at www.guerrillashakespeare.org.
Our American republic has weathered political strife, assassinations, even a civil war - but what if the conspiracy came from the top? It happened in Rome on March 15th, 44 BCE, and the most powerful country on earth -a republic that had endured for more than 400 years - slipped in the waiting arms of an empire.
The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project takes Shakespeare's version of that infamous moment in history - as told in Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, and Coriolanus - and strips them down before rebuilding them from the ground up to examine the ramifications of the assassination of a President by setting original text against a contemporary 24-hour news cycle.
AND TO THE REPUBLIC stars Tiffany Baker, Jordan Kaplan, Madeleine Maby, Jordan Reeves, Jacques Roy, and Tom Schwans and features lighting design by Melissa Mizell, costume design by Lea Reeves, and sound design by Dana Haynes and David Are.
Tickets for AND TO THE REPUBLIC are priced at $18 and can be purchased in advance at www.guerrillashakespeare.org. Tickets will also be sold at the theatre (WorkShop's Main Stage, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor) beginning 45 minutes prior to each performance. The performance schedule for AND TO THE REPUBLICis as follows: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project thinks of every Shakespeare play as a new play. They foster a vibrant, passionate, visceral connection between actor and audience to make inventive and immediate American theatre from classical works. Struggling always for simplicity and precision, The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project promises to make the entertainment and beauty of Shakespeare accessible to all. Prizing skillful use of language and athletic storytelling, the ensemble of professional actors, directors and designers aims to blow apart the audience's conceptions of what Shakespeare has been by creating something new.