Possum Point Players' New Faces of Shakespeare performed various scenes from Shakespeare's works on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:30p at the Georgetown Library located in Georgetown, Delaware. The director was Ms. Maureen Downing of Lewes DE.
Here are a few pictures from that event. Click to start the slideshow!
NFS will perform various scenes from Shakespeare's works as a part of the Milton Library's Shakespeare Birthday Celebration. The date is Saturday, April 21. This 1:00p performance will be directed by Ms. Sharron Karrow of Milton DE. Phone the Milton Library at 302.684.8856 for more information.
I think love is the reason we are here, and with the exception of the Bible, no other works have the depth of understanding of the subject of love as do Shakespeare’s. For example, Sonnet 116 on the steadfastness of love takes on a new meaning for me as each decade passes. -- Beverly H. Smith
"Suit the action to the word, the word to the action."
-- Hamlet Act 3, Scene 2
Here are some pictures from the Rehoboth Art League outdoor playing space --the site for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Click any pic!
PPP's New Faces of Shakespeare is thrilled and privileged to have Michael J Murnin direct TWELFTH NIGHT; OR, WHAT YOU WILL.You may have seen Michael Murnin as the priest in PPP's 2011's DOUBT (below), as the narrator in 2010's A CHRISTMAS STORY or his production of WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL last year. He most recently directed PPP's summer 2014 farce SEE HOW THEY RUN. Michael has a long list of directorial credits including TWELFTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, LOVE'S LABOURS LOST, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, RICHARD II, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, AS YOU LIKE IT, and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS.
What happens when a ship wrecks off Coney Island, New York at the turn of the 20th century? A pair of twins, female and male, are saved unbeknownst to one other. The female, Viola, fears this imposing place and seeks safety by disguising herself as a man and seeks a job with the mayor, Mr. Tilyou.
New Faces of Shakespeare
Possum Point Players'
Possum Point Players' New Faces of Shakespeare seeks to promote the appreciation of the plays of William Shakespeare in lower Delaware. We invite all to explore the vastness of human emotions through reading and performing his works.
Those interested in reading the plays meet at 6:30p on the second Monday of each month at Possum Hall, in Georgetown. A play is selected and a leader emerges to give some background on the play and to assign parts around the table. The play is read over a series ofmeetings.
Those interested in performing scenes or in full-length plays volunteer or audition for a designated director. Actors have performed programs of scenes for five or more libraries and at the gazebo in Milton.
and tomorrow..." - Macbeth
Starting in 2009 NFS produced THE TAMING OF THE SHREW; in 2011, AS YOU LIKE IT, both on the Possum Hall stage. In 2012, A MIDSUMMERNIGHT’S DREAM was produced in conjunction with the Rehoboth Art League in the League’s gardens. About every other year a full-length play is produced on the Possum Hall stage. On October 17, 18, and 19, 2014, TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL is being produced at Possum Hall, directed by Michael Murnin.
Members of the group have also lead workshops for Possum Juniors and have given programs for classes at Seaford High School and Shield Elementary School in Lewes.
If you enjoy reading or performing Shakespeare's plays, then this is the group for you! For more information about NFS and to learn what readings will be taking place, please contact Beverly Smith at 302-745-1821 or Richard Huffman at 301-529-8403.
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Tilyou, however, is incapacitated by the love sickness he has for the rich Countess Olivia who is mourning for seven years at the death of both her father and her brother. The distraught Tilyou decides to send his new employee, Cesario (Viola) to court the resistant Olivia. Ironically, Olivia becomes immediately smitten with this messenger and actively begins to try to charm him into a relationship. When Viola’s lost twin brother, Sebastian, appears, there is much craziness with mistaken identities. The resolution of this plot takes many turns.
Meanwhile, Olivia houses her uncle, Sir Toby Belch, who loves her witty chambermaid, Maria. Also living there is a servant, Fabian, a courtjester, Feste, and her major domo, Malvolio. Stopping by is a wealthy old crony of Toby’s from the South, Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Toby, Maria, Fabian, and the Fool have a great time playing practical jokes on the uptight, puritanical Malvolio, and bilking Sir Andrew out of his money. The two plots intertwine in brilliant Shakespearean fashion to a mostly happy ending, set in the "Electric Eden" of Victorian Coney Island.