TSU's Summer Stock Theatre presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Abridged) 7/9-25 (Nashville) — Barry Scott , Tennessee State — AAPEX

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

TSU's Summer Stock Theatre presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Abridged) 7/9-25 (Nashville)

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TSU's Summer Stock Theatre Presents
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)"
Too Black, or Not Too Black...Black is the Question

NASHVILLE, TN.-June 15, 2009-Tennessee State University is gearing up for its annual Summer Stock Theatre production. Sponsored by The Department of Communication's Theater Program, this year a company of twenty plus cast members will showcase the grandeur of their talent with a run of Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). The play is directed by Barry Scott. Scott is a widely known actor, writer, producer, and director, voice over artist and motivational speaker who currently serves on the Tennessee Arts Commission.

"The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare (abridged)" places Shakespeare's works in modern context, and was developed through improvisation. The cast performs as if they are getting through the show on blind enthusiasm, but one thing that is not up for question is the over boundless energy they bring and leave on the stage!

Of course the big joke in the original script is having 3 male actors perform all of Shakespeare's plays in a single evening of theatre. In our approach to the material we will utilize upwards of 20 actors both male and female and all of whom are of African decent. So where's the joke in that? I'm so glad you asked! Too black? Or not too black? Black is the question! The mood of the piece will retain its comic/satirical framework but will endeavor to explore the boundaries of political correctness and racial stereotypes.

Showing in The Performing Arts Center Cox/ Lewis Theatre, TSU Main Campus, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" Too Black? Or Not Too Black? Black is the Question! begins
July 9th at 7pm and runs
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 25th 7pm.

For admission simply pay what you can.
100% of donations benefit Summer Stock Theatre Program.
For more information visit the website by clicking the post's title, call 615.963.5742 or email wbscott@tnstate.edu..

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