An original comedy by Jeremy Webb. Rylander audiences will remember his brilliant one-man version of A Christmas Carol performed here in 2011.
Writer Bill Shakespeare encounters four of his own most famous characters: MacBeth (MacBeth), Iago (Othello), Hamlet (Hamlet), and Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) up-close, personal, and ticked off! Shakespeare on Trial explores the Bard's accessibility and relevance in the world today.
Shakespeare has to defend his own writing as the four ficitional characters challenge the author to write in a modern way, arguing that no one understands them anymore.
Shakespeare onTrial is a 75 minute, fast-paced introduction to the Bard's words, designed to help those words find an ear today. The play features a 'greatest hits' of famous Shakespeare quotes, speeches, and the occasional soliloquy; becoming interactive for the last 15 minutes as Shakespeare calls upon the audience to help prove his point: "The play's the thing..."
Tickets are Reserved Seating $15 Adults/$10 Students and Group Discounts are available.
Full body puppetry, using electroluminescent wires and a completely dark stage, will enchant and engage both children and adults! Lightwire Theater garnered national attention as finalists on America's Got Talent in 2012. This "glow in the dark" performance is NOT just for kids! Come and marvel at the technology that brings these much beloved fables to life on the Rylander stage.