Shakespeare Up Close
The American Shakespeare Center On Tour, whose authentic Renaissance performance style strives to bring audience and players into a closer, more communal relationship, will visit Washington College and perform The Two Gentlemen of Verona as part of the Sophie Kerr Lecture Series.
The performance, which will be free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 PM on September 18 in the Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts. It features in its cast a recently adopted dog from the Kent County Humane Society, who will be present before and after the show.
The ASC On Tour invites audiences to enjoy this show as Shakespeare’s troupe performed it—on a bare stage and surrounded by audience members who share the same light with the actors, each of whom plays multiple roles. This highly interactive style allows the ASC On Tour to forge a sense of community between performers and audience rarely found in theater today, and enables audiences to better understand and enjoy these classic works.
Founded in 1988, the ASC On Tour boasts more than 25 years’ worth of global touring experience on stages in 47 states, five foreign nations, and one U.S. territory. The ASC On Tour previously visited Washington College in 2013 for a performance of Henry IV, Part 1.
For more information on The American Shakespeare Center, visit their website at www.americanshakespearecenter.com. For more information on Sophie Kerr events, visit www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/events.php.