"We're very excited!"
Actors' Shakespeare Project is in its 10th Anniversary season and will
be opening with their City of Boston collaboration of Romeo and Juliet
on Saturday, October 5, 2013 with "preview" shows during the week
prior. Mayor Menino hosted Somerville's Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone
and the Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP) in the Eagle Room at Boston
City Hall to make the announcement on March 13, 2013.
only will the play be staged in Uphams Corner but it will take place at
one of Mayor Menino's prized project sites, the Strand Theatre. The production will be co-directed by ASP company
member Bobbie Steinbach and ASP's Artistic Director Allyn
Burrows. The last time ASP performed in Uphams Corner was with
their staging of Hamlet in the fall of 2006.
Strong Sense of Pride
At the March 13 reception for ASP, Mayor Menino spoke of his sense of
pride. "The work of the talented staff at ASP goes a long way in
helping the young people of Boston to develop an appreciation and
understanding of the arts. I look forward to collaborating with
them for many seasons to come." Actually, he meant "The City" as
he has announced that he is stepping down as mayor.
the grand opening night is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013, the
company has been holding previews. A resident of Uphams Corner
stopped by to tell us that the show is "magnificent." She had
attended on the night that students from the Boston Arts Academy were
in house. She and others had the chance to be seated on stage
with many additional others in the regular seating area.
with a friend," she said. "Read the play in advance. The
production is very intense." She added, that "the cast is mixed
with people of color dominating including the roles of Romeo and
Mercutio." No, not another version of West Side Story but the
real Shakespeare in more modern trappings.
Tickets are available to Dorchester residents (with proof of residency) for $10 though some limitations may apply.
(l to r) Jason Bowen (Romeo), Julie Ann Earls
(Juliet), Romeo & Juliet co-directors Bobbie Steinbach and
Allyn Burrows -
photo by Stratton McCrady. Actors’ Shakespeare Project will open its 10th Anniversary Season
with a new production of Shakespeare’s universal and timeless love story Romeo & Juliet
October 2 – November 3, 2013 at The Strand Theatre in Dorchester.
Visit http://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org for more information.
Pictured (l to r) Actors' Shakespeare Project Artistic Director Allyn Burrows
with Romeo & Juliet co-director Bobbie Steinbach
on first rehearsal and opening of ASP's new rehearsal studio in the Somerville Amory.
|Posted: Oct 04, 2013 Nancy J Conrad
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