No obnoxious, omnipresent ads.
No idealistic young campaign workers knocking at your door, interrupting dinner.
Just a good, ol’ fashioned, wholesome (and of course, often antagonistic) debate between some of your favorite Shakespearean characters—Phoebe, Bottom, Malvolio, and Lady Macbeth—as they try to win your vote as candidates in Shakespeare’s Presidential Primary.
On this episode, listen in as the show’s writer/director Alexa Kelly, along with co-conceptualist Brian Richardson (who plays Malvolio), and the rest of the cast of Karim Sekou, Marcia A. Berry, Denise Marie Whalen, Samantha Osborne, Celine Havard, Colleen McGloin, Camille Mazurek, and Michael Gilpin, discuss writing your free summer Shakespeare piece to your convention-hall-like setting, how the audience affects their participatory show, the friendly competition between the candidates/actors, and Chris Christie as an actual ass.
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Pulse Ensemble Theatre & Riverbank State Park present
as part of Harlem Summer Shakespeare’s 11th Season
Shakespeare’s Presidential Primary
written and directed by Alexa Kelly
based on an original concept by Alexa Kelly & Brian Richardson
thru August 23, 2015
Riverbank State Park
(145th Street & Riverside Drive)
tickets: FREE! available at the door