The Broadway Center Conservatory will present the Spring Shakespeare Showcase on Monday, May 21, 6-9 pm. This three-hour extravaganza includes two programs: “Pieces of Virtue”, a series of short scenes from 11 Shakespeare plays performed by Adult Ensemble 915; and a 45-minute adaptation of “The Tempest” performed by the Young Actors’ Ensemble. “Pieces of Virtue” is the culmination of a 10-week acting intensive taught by Spaceworks alumni Marilyn Bennett at the Broadway Center this spring.
The public is welcome to attend one or both programs; admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Here’s the scoop:
6 pm – Young Actors’ Ensemble’s “The Tempest”, directed by Scott Campbell. Seven intrepid young actors perform every role in an abridged version of Shakespeare’s play
6:50 pm – Intermission. Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies
7:10 pm – Ensemble 915: Mangy Dog Players present “Pieces of Virtue: Shakescenes high and low” directed by Marilyn Bennett. Twelve actors of a combined 150 years experience interpret 17 engaging moments from 11 of The Bard’s plays
8:15 pm – Reception for companies and guests; complimentary appetizers, desserts, beverages
Broadway Center is located at the corner of 9th and Broadway in downtown Tacoma. To get to 915 Studio #3, take the silver elevator from the street just south of the Broadway Center Ticket booths on Broadway; go to the 3rd floor, studio is straight ahead.