Shakespeare in the Park: Get Outside with Will Saturday, June 13 – Devil’s Lake is excited to present this collaboration with the Summit Players.
- The 11:00 am Workshop will happen outside the Nature Center
- The 6:30 pm Workshop will happen at the Northern Lights Amphitheater
- The Show will happen at the Northern Lights Amphitheater
The Workshop: The company members will lead two 45 minute workshop, “Playing with Shakespeare: Get Outside with Will,” for children ages 8+, on understanding Shakespearean text, general theater practices, and how Shakespeare used nature in his plays. The workshops will use theater as a learning tool to build on exploration of character, communication and constructive play.
The show: a stripped-down, six actor production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kyle Conner, a fellow Marquette University alum, created a new cutting of the script to make a tight, one hour and fifteen minute show of mayhem, character switches and hilarity. The production is ‘Shakespeare out of a trunk,’ with minimal set, costumes, props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare’s time. (See flyer below).
THE COMPANY: Summit Players originated as a group of seven graduating seniors from Marquette University with degrees in Theater Arts. The company formed with the goal to share theater with communities around the state, and make a connection between creativity, learning and nature. The company grew from the idea to utilize amphitheaters and infrequently used spaces in the state parks as a location for theater performances.