Shakespeare gets a shake-up

Statespeare

Statespeare
Director Nelle Lee and the band of four young and energetic actors want to challenge the notion that Shakespeare is suited only to drama nerds and performance addicts.

‘shake and stir’ Theatre Co.’s aim is to bring inspiring theatre to young people (and adults) so they’re bringing the fast-paced, funny and thought-provoking Statespeare to Maleny on Wed evening 12th October and Thursday morning, 13th October.
With Statespeare, creator and director Nelle Lee and the band of four young and energetic actors want to challenge the notion that Shakespeare is suited only to drama nerds and performance addicts. The scene is set when a group of Year 12 students are given an assignment requiring them to prove, or disprove, the claim that Shakespeare’s plays can still be relevant today.
Taking the texts of various plays, the students work through a variety of scenes and, in acting them out, discover that the language itself has a certain timeless magic with the plays having great universal and abiding themes, as relevant today as when Shakespeare was at his peak.
The production has toured widely to great acclaim from students, teachers and adults alike.
See it at the Maleny Community Centre on 12th October at 7.30pm or Thursday, 13th October at 9.30am. Tickets just $10 for students, adults $25, or MAC members $20.
Book at the Maleny Bookshop, 41 Maple Street, Maleny 5494 3666 or Joan Benson 5494 2708.