Introducing: Shakespeare Sunday Shake-up!

Written By: Danae Edwards

Beale Street Theatre has another play coming up this spring, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged  by the Reduced Shakespeare Company! In honor of this fun show, we will be posting here every Sunday with more information, history, and behind-the-scenes access to our Shakespeare show! Introducing “Shakespeare Sunday Shake-Up!”

Now, first things first, let’s answer the question, “What exactly is Shakespeare Abridged?” We’re going to go more in-depth in later weeks, but to put it simply, Shakespeare Abridged is all of Shakespeare’s plays compressed into an hour and thirty minutes. The Reduced Shakespeare Company takes his masterpiece works and puts a satirical spin on it. That’s basically it. We recommend watching this video to get a better feel for the show. Beale Street Theater’s version will be like this, but updated a bit more to match our present day contexts.

Now for the reason why you’re all here: “How can I audition to be a part of this hilarious show?”
Since this show has…certain… themes in it, you have to be 16 years and older to audition. Auditions will take place this Friday,January 10th, at 6:00P.M.  and Saturday, January 11th, at 10:00 A.M. at the ArtHub. You’ll need to prepare a one-minute comedic monologue to perform in front of the casting directors. If you need help finding a monologue, please contact us at [email protected]. We would love to help! Hope to see you there, and BREAK A LEG!