Winters Shakespeare Workshop presents its first-ever virtual show, “A Comedy with Errors,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at WFOL.org. The community is invited to this live streaming event.
“A Comedy with Errors” is assembled and directed by Andrew Fridae, using scenes from a number of Shakespeare’s works. Fridae calls the piece a “Shakespeare Mix.”
Actors perform short scenes linked with music, titles and short crowdsourced videos to complete the show. Musicians Keith Cary and Eric Jepson worked on the musical breaks and choreographer Natalie Scarisbrick created a dance actors learned by video.
It was a new world for teen actors who were used to performing as an ensemble on a stage. This year, actors met for rehearsals five days each week via Zoom, learning how to make connections with fellow actors miles away. Meanwhile, a number of families accepted the challenge of creating short 凯发体育官方sporthome videos to be included in this year’s show.
Every year, with the support of Winters Friends of the Library, Winters Shakespeare Workshop offers a five-week intensive performing camp for teens, culminating with free outdoor public performances of a play by Shakespeare with live music and dance on the Park Playground Stage.
This year, due to the virus and restrictions on public gatherings, it went online. WSW actors are excited to be able to perform “A Comedy with Errors” live at the WFOL website on July 18, and again on Saturday, July 25, when a video version of the show will be available on the WFOL YouTube channel.
Winters Shakespeare Workshop is a summer youth program of Winters Friends of the Library. For more information, and to learn about next summer’s show, visit WFOL.org.ShareTweet