Shakespeare Buzz

Help Pepsi Do Good for Theatricum Botanicum and Students
Pepsi is giving away millions of dollars to fund great ideas that refresh the world and you can help. Theatricum Botanicum has submitted an idea to bring Shakespeare “Off the Page” for 2500 students and if it gets enough votes, Pepsi will make it happen. You can read all about it, plus find more great ideas, and vote to help the ones you like get funding here: www.refresheverything.com/theatricum

Have a Dickens of a Time with Independent Shakespeare Co. Three more performances of A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens will take place this weekend at the ISC Studio in Atwater Village. The show recreates (with a little artistic license) the experience of a public reading of A Christmas Carol, given by Dickens himself. It is based on an adaption the author made of his famous Christmas story and performed by David Melville, with musical accompaniment and dramatic interjections by Mary Guilliams. Expect a performance full of the acting pyrotechnics Dickens was famous for, holiday music, wry humor, and redemption. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Three performance remain: Saturday, Dec 17 at 5pm; Sunday, Dec 18 at 2pm; and Sunday Dec 18 at 5pm. (This last performance may say that it is sold out but I believe some additional tickets have just been made available). www.independentshakespeare.com

See The Tempest at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles
Don’t forget to RSVP for the screening of Julie Taymor’s film version of The Tempest this Friday, December 16 at 8pm. Tickets are free with a reservation and can be made Here.  This modern retelling of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical and magical fantasy starring Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, and Alfred Molina. You’ll even get to see exclusive bonus features.

Join Shakespeare Orange County for some Yuletide Cheer
Your friends at Shakespeare Orange County are inviting you to join them for A Shakespearean Christmas 8pm on Saturday, December 17. It will be a warm and evocative remembrance of years past that includes songs and poetry, notions and stories of a simpler time. Enjoy such stuff as dreams are made on through the eyes of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Clement C. Moore, Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, Ogden Nash – along with traditional carols and personal remembrances. Following the performance you can enjoy a variety of desserts and complimentary Champaign, hot cider and other treats as well. www.shakespeareoc.org

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