Let's Play Shakespeare

Grades K-5 (1 hour)

This program is an innovative, original play created by Shakespeare on the Sound. The plot is simple: Playing characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream, three actors must decide which of Shakespeare’s plays to perform for the audience. This is not as simple as it seems, however, because nobody wants to perform the same play! Hilarity ensues as the actors try to agree on a play and decide who has the biggest part. Along the way, the audience is invited to interact with the actors. For example, the children get on their feet and warm up with the actors, become the army for King Henry V, and a few of them are selected to join the actors on stage to play a part in the show. This program introduces Shakespeare’s great plays and some of his most well known characters. The play is interactive and encourages the children to actively participate in the action on stage.