Good Company Theatre to Present BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE, 10/11-19
Good Company Theatre has announced its production of Breaking the Shakespeare Code by John Minigan.
Fresh from earning his PhD and eager to get on track for tenure, Curt (Carlos Emjay) is paying his dues teaching introductory acting classes at a women's college when Anna (Nicole Finney), a pushy freshman, requests his help preparing for an audition. He critiques her work on Portia from Julius Caesar harshly but she is faces his challenge. This encounter creates a powerful bond between them, and over the next sixteen years they attempt to communicate about their lives, careers, and fraught relationship with one another through Shakespeare.
"Breaking the Shakespeare Code is a fantastic way to explore Shakespearean themes outside the actual works of Shakespeare," explains Director and Good Company Theatre Founder Alicia Washington. "It is an excellent study of complex characters as well a thoughtful interpretation of The Bard's prose."
Acclaimed playwright John Minigan (2010 and 2012 Firehouse Theater New Works Contest Winner; 2013 City Theatre New American Short Play Finalist) workshopped the play as a part
of the New American Playwrights Project at the 2007 Utah Shakespearean Festival.
"Making Shakespeare more relatable in a contemporary context," Washington adds, "falls directly in
line with Good Company Theatre's mission to make all theatre accessible to broader audiences."
This production brings together local actors Nicole Finney (The Laramie Project, A Midsummer Night's Dream), and Carlos Emjay (Cowboy Mouth, The Mountaintop), who worked together on the Good Company Theatre production of Cowboy Mouth earlier this year.
Tickets are available for $12 online, and will also be available for $15 at the door before each performance. Additional information and about the production is available at goodcotheatre.com.
Good Company Theatre, Ogden's newest theatre company, develops and promotes high-quality, eclectic theatrical productions and events, forging new relationships between audiences, performers and spaces in the process.