THE AGAWAM CULTURAL COUNCIL

ACC brings Shakespeare & Company's ROMEO and JULIET
to Agawam students and the general public!


One of New England's premier professional theatre companies delivers the timeless classics of William Shakespeare to students and the public at large, courtesy of the Agawam Cultural Council. In live shortened versions, they deliver all the humor, heartbreak and wisdom of the Bard's great plays, in a way that no classroom reading can ever hope to match. Shakespeare & Company's educational programs inspire a new generation of students and scholars to discover the resonance of Shakespeare's truths in the everyday world, demonstrating the influence that classical theatre can have within a community. This year, Shakespeare & Company performs the great tragic teen love story, ROMEO and JULIET !

Immediately following the performance, the acting company will engage the audience in a 15-minute talkback/ discussion session. In addition, Shakespeare and Company will present one of two workshops for local student participation: either "In Performance," where individual students will be given, and coached on, a line of dialogue to speak during an actual scene - or - "Actor / Audience," where students in the audience become the director, deciding how the actors should perform the scene at hand (usually taken from the full play being presented that year).

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Located in the culturally-rich Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts in Lenox, Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a Theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did -- in love with poetry, physical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe. With a core of over 150 artists, the company performs the works of William Shakespeare and others, generating opportunities for collaboration between actors, directors, and designers of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds. Shakespeare & Company provides original, in-depth, classical training and performance methods. The company also develops and produces new plays of social and political significance.
Click here to visit Shakespeare & Company's web site ...
or copy and paste: http://www.shakespeare.org

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All performances by Shakespeare & Company are held at
Agawam High School -- 760 Cooper St., Agawam, Mass.

and are open to the general public. For directions to the school,
please click here.

Specific performance details are as follows:

 

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Tuesday, MARCH 11, 2014
-- 10:00 a.m. --

( Doors open at 9:30 a.m. )
A talkback and workshop will follow the performance.
- Admission is FREE -
The public is welcome to attend this performance, but
 RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
(see below)

For reservations or more information,
please contact Andrea LaPlace,
chairperson of our ACC in the Schools program,at:
(413) 786-6753
Although seating is unreserved, please be sure to indicate the number of seats you would like, and don't forget to clearly provide your name and telephone number, in case of cancellation.

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Going to the show?
Let us know what you think!
Send your thoughts, ideas and responses to:

Agawam Cultural Council
Town Hall
36 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

Or you may e-mail Bob Kadis, chair of the ACC at:
r.kadis@comcast.net