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Alix Sideris as Titania, Ron Klappholz as Bottom  Photo: Lynn Chagnon
Alix Sideris as Titania, Ron Klappholz as Bottom Photo: Lynn Chagnon

Theatre Review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott

A Midsummer Night's Dream is running in rep with Othello at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott through August 18. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Letting Shakespeare's plays speak for themselves

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company is back for their third annual Summer Festival Season in the region. But don't expect lavish costumes or sets. The company prides itself in presenting Shakespeare "in the raw", without the need for traditional sets and props.

Todd Moe spoke with artistic director Tara Bradway, who is also one of the twelve actors in the company. This summer, they'll perform The Twelve Labors of Hercules, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.  Go to full article
Queen Titania, the fairies, and Bottom - with his donkey's head - in <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i>.
Queen Titania, the fairies, and Bottom - with his donkey's head - in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A decade of Shakespeare in Prescott

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its tenth summer season in Prescott, Ontario. The Kinsman amphitheater, along the waterfront, is home to the Festival. A decade ago, a small group of actors brought a production of Romeo and Juliet to Prescott, and it proved to be a success. It's now the largest outdoor professional Shakespeare festival in Ontario, attracts some of the best talent and features two plays as well as an educational program for aspiring actors.

Todd Moe heads down to the waterfront for a conversation with artistic director Ian Farthing and some of the actors for their thoughts on this year's productions of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Go to full article
American Shakespeare Center's "Almost Blasphemy Tour" at St. Lawrence University this weekend. (Photo: Michael Bailey)
American Shakespeare Center's "Almost Blasphemy Tour" at St. Lawrence University this weekend. (Photo: Michael Bailey)

Shakespeare on the air!

The American Shakespeare Center on Tour troupe is at St. Lawrence University this week. The group, based in Virginia, performs Shakespeare with the house lights on, shattering the "fourth wall" between actors and audience.

Their "Almost Blasphemy Tour" continues this weekend in Canton. Two cast members, Bridget Rue and Patrick Earl, along with tour manager Glenn Schudel, brought their brand of the Bard into the NCPR studio this morning.  Go to full article
Ian Farthing in a scene from <i>Twelfth Night</i>.
Ian Farthing in a scene from Twelfth Night.

Two Shakespeare classics this summer along the St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is underway in Prescott, Ontario again this summer. It's live theater with the St. Lawrence River as a backdrop. Todd Moe talks with Artistic Director Ian Farthing and actor Kerry Ann Doherty about this summer's two main stage productions: Twelfth Night and All's Well That Ends Well -- both romantic comedies. Farthing plays Malvolio in Twelfth Night which also includes lots of Celtic music, while Doherty appears in both productions.  Go to full article
Jonathan Kaplan and John Skelley in The Acting Company's production of "Comedy of Errors".
Jonathan Kaplan and John Skelley in The Acting Company's production of "Comedy of Errors".

Making Shakespeare understandable and funny

The Acting Company brings two Shakespeare classics to SUNY Potsdam tonight and tomorrow night. Community Performance Series will host the company for two performances; Romeo and Juliet tonight and Comedy of Errors on Tuesday night in Snell Theater. Todd Moe talks with director Ian Belknap about the history of the acting company, which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, and Comedy of Errors, which is thought to be one of Shakespeare's earliest plays.  Go to full article
Ian Farthing decked out in tails for Valentine's Day
Ian Farthing decked out in tails for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day checklist: How about a Sonnet-Gram?

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's artistic director will play cupid on Valentine's Day, delivering Shakespeare Sonnet-Grams in Prescott and Brockville, Ontario. Ian Farthing spoke with Todd Moe and shared some of his favorite love poems. For a $25 donation, Ian says he'll deliver the Sonnet-Gram dressed in white tie and tails on Monday. Call the Festival's Valentine Hotline: 613-246-4301.  Go to full article

Preview: "Trouble on Dibble Street" in Prescott

A new comedy, written by an Ontario playwright, is part of the lineup at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival this summer -- outdoor theater along the river. John Lazarus wrote Trouble on Dibble Street. It was commissioned by the festival to help celebrate Prescott's bicentennial this year. Now in its eighth season, the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is presenting Trouble on Dibble Street and Macbeth as its two mainstage shows. Lazarus told Todd Moe that his play is loosely based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.  Go to full article
Shakespeare on-the-air: ASC actors Rick Blunt, Ginna Hoben and Brandi Rhome visit NCPR
Shakespeare on-the-air: ASC actors Rick Blunt, Ginna Hoben and Brandi Rhome visit NCPR

Live on Friday: Shakespeare

The American Shakespeare Center on Tour troupe is at St. Lawrence University this week. The group, based in Virginia, performs Shakespeare wit the house lights on -- shattering the "fourth wall" between actors and audience. Their "Rough, Rude and Boisterous Tour" continues this weekend in Canton. Three cast members brought their brand of the Bard into the NCPR studio this morning, starting with Brandi Rhome, as Juliet, from Romeo and Juliet.  Go to full article

Bringing Shakespeare into the woods

NCPR is media sponsor for "Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park", an outdoor production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to be performed at the parks and beaches of twelve Adirondack towns this summer. The performances begin Saturday and continue for a week. Todd Moe spoke with some of the cast.  Go to full article

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