Summer Reps 2024

Summer Reps 2024

JULY 17 – 27
Klein Theatre

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy is a Master of Fine Arts program that trains actors to work with classical language and embody mythic storytelling. After completing a one-year intensive program of coursework spanning classical text study, stage combat, and more, the class of 2024 performs two plays in repertory as the culmination of their training.

For the first time in our 24 years as a program, STC Academy is delighted to bring their Repertory productions to the mainstage at the Klein Theatre. This is classical work in its purest form: energetic and lean, with a focus on actors, language, and story.

Tickets are $20 for the general public.

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by Alec Wild
By William Shakespeare

What makes a tale timeless? It’s the sense that even over centuries, human beings grapple with the same big problems, again and again. Romeo and Juliet deals with two lovers at odds with the expectations and biases of their families, and shows us the tragic consequences of failing to see our loved ones with clear eyes and full hearts. A story of love, loyalty, and the desperate measures we take when we’re ruled by our passions, Romeo and Juliet stands the test of time as a true classic.

 

Performance Dates 

July 17 at 6pm
July 20 at 8pm
July 23 & 25 at 7:30pm
July 27 at 8pm

The Rover or The Banish’d Cavaliers 

Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
By Aphra Behn

Virginia Woolf wrote of Aphra Behn, “All women together ought to let flowers fall on the tomb of Aphra Behn…For it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” The first English woman to earn her living openly as a writer, Behn wrote The Rover in 1655, and won great acclaim for its bawdiness, fun, and daring.

Taking place during Carnival in Spain, The Rover deals with sexual intrigue, mistaken identities, and uncontrollable desire as the characters struggle to find love and societal acceptance. The story reminds us that even in the seventeenth century, women were fighting for agency, freedom, and equality.

 

Performance Dates 

July 18 at 6pm
July 21 & 24 at 7:30pm
July 26 at 8pm
July 27 at 2pm