MUCH ADO ABOUT SHAKESPEARE AT THE EMELIN
Press Release from the Shakespeare Production
- Seventy teenagers.
great Shakespeare plays.
-Six LIVE performances.
happen...and often does! Who needs
TV reality shows? "The Semi Royal Shakespeare Company" is
back in Westchester next month performing two of Shakepeare's
best loved comedies, Much Ado About
Nothing and A Midsummer's Night Dream .
Founded in 1974 by the award winning director Dee O'Brien, "The
Semi Royal Shakespeare Company" is one of the oldest continuous
high school Shakespeare troupes in the
country. With a cast and crew consisting of Mamaroneck High
School students, the Company is well known for its innovative
Shakespeare productions with elaborate
sets spanning centuries and music that ranges from Bach to
This year's production of A Midsummer's Night
Dream is being performed in contemporary
dress, and Much Ado About Nothing has been updated to the
1940s "Big Band Era."
"The flexibility of the troupe both as performers and
as people enables me to jump time periods," notes Ms.
O'Brien, " Many of the 18 graduating seniors in the
troupe have been performing with me since
they were in 8th grade. They have mentored and inspired many
young people both in their
passion for Shakespeare, and in their
commitment to the company."
Ms. O'Brien is a winner of the Education/Community Award
from the Westchester Arts Council for bringing Shakespeare
to life at Hommocks Middle School, where she has taught English since 1971.
Prices are $ 10 for evening performances and $ 8 for matinees.
All public performances are at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck.
Tickets can be purchased by phone or at the box office prior to the performance. This year's schedule
- Thursday, March 6: 7:30 pm- A Midsummer
- Friday, March 7: 8:00 pm- Much Ado About Nothing
- Saturday, March 8th 2 pm and 8pm
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Sunday, March 9: 1 pm and 7 pm- Much
Ado About Nothing