UNREHEARSED! As You Like It
Barefoot Shakespeare Company presents: UNREHEARSED! As You Like It
Come enjoy live Shakespeare while betting on the actors you think will forget the most lines, and tipping your favorite cast members to encourage them on to the end!
Popularly referred to as “Shakespeare for Sports Fans,” the UNREHEARSED! series is a great opportunity for actors to go toe-to-toe with the bard, while simultaneously stretching their improv muscles. Cast members are given just 30 days to learn their lines and get off book. At NO TIME are they permitted to rehearse with each other or coordinate performances. Audiences will be delighted to see referees standing by, ready to call “foul” and flag actors for missed cues, flubbed lines, and ad-libbing.
A two hour extravaganza of live-theatre magic mixed with the hilarious hijinks of hoping actors will mess up!
Featuring Barefoot Shakespeare alumni, friends and newcomers, including Abby Wilde, Alex Taylor, Amy Pan, Andrew Dunn, Anuj Parikh, Clinton Powell, Emily Thaler, Kelly Blaze, Kristin Sgarro, Nazlah Black, Percy Mitchell, Preston Fox, Regina Renee Russell, with Jefferson Reardon and Mel Ryan as the referees, and Joe Raik as the show MC.
Barefoot Shakespeare Company strives to make the works of William Shakespeare accessible to audiences of all ages, with an interest in modernization that reflects both the current world and events that led here. With the Bard’s work as a baseline, Barefoot Shakespeare Company relentlessly pursues a goal of challenging perceptions to examine the history and struggles of topics such as race, gender equality, politics, and self expression, while seeking to build a strong relationship with audiences, encouraging active participation in productions, and blurring the lines between spectator and participant. Education is a strong pillar of the company ethos, with ‘ready-to-go’ productions and workshops available to any and all who wish to explore.
UNREHEARSED! As You Like It will take place at Summit Rock in Central Park on Saturday, August 20th at 4 PM. Admission is free.
For more information, visit our website: www.barefootshakespeare.org
Venue: Summit Rock
Central Park West
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