Reduced Shakespeare Co. Offers Improv Class
Thurs., Jan. 18
Join the mad-capped actors from The Reduced Shakespeare Company for a free improv acting class at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA).
This hour-long class is presented free of charge on Thursday, Jan 18 at 6 p.m. at the BCPA. The class is designed for actors age 15 to adult. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call Nick at (309) 434-2768. Participants should wear clothing that allows for easy movement.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company will be performing their original work William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) on Friday, January 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the BCPA. In this strange-yet-familiar narrative, an ancient grudge pits Puck (from A Midsummer’s Night Dream) against Ariel (from The Tempest) and turns Shakespeare’s canon upside-down, creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and that master motivator Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and (of course) Dromio and Juliet.
Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, the production weaves together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s thirty-nine plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional fortieth, filled with witty wordplay and vaudevillian variety. To purchase tickets to the show call (309) 434-2777, visit artsblooming.org or purchase tickets in person at the BCPA Ticket Office
For more information about the show or workshop, call Ann-Marie Dittmann at (309)434-2766 or visit www.artsblooming.org.