Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company which is one of 40 theatre companies in the country to receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as a participant in the Shakespeare in American Communities program! Shakespeare in American Communities introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare.
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company joins elite company starting May 2 when they open their production of The Two Noble Kinsmen, thus completing Shakespeare’s 38 play canon. As Producing Artistic Director (and director of this play) Brian Isaac Phillips tells our Jim Stump, this will make CSC one of only five theaters in the US to complete the canon. There will also be a celebration of this accomplishment at a special fundraising event, Revel and Feast, on April 23.
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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is preparing to kick-off its 20th season with a new production of Oliver Twist. Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips talks with our Frank Johnson about some of the highlights of the coming year, including the annual Christmas program and finally “completing the canon,” becoming one of only five theaters in the US to present every one of Shakespeare’s 38 plays.
Back for their 20th summer, it’s time for free Shakespeare in the Park from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. This summer’s tour kicks off on Saturday, August 3 with Romeo and Juliet at Boone Woods Park in Burlington. Saturday, August 18 will be their second visit to Washington Park with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with lots of other stops through August. Jim Stump learns about the challenges of mounting a traveling production and where the plays will be performed from Jeanna Vella, director of education and communications at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.