Advanced PLAY: The Shakespeare Stealer

Advanced PLAY is an open enrollment class for students who want a more intensive experience than the PlayLab but are not quite ready, interested or available in joining the Acting Studio productions.  There is no prerequisite, but students in the Advanced PLAY should be ready to work on script analysis and character homework between rehearsals and meet all off book deadlines set by the instructor. Additional weekend hours are required as listed and optional hours may be added if needed throughout the process.

The Shakespeare Stealer

Steal Shakespeare’s play Hamlet… or else. That’s the order from his fearsome master. And fourteen-year-old Widge — a poor orphan with the rare ability to write a unique coded shorthand — has no choice but to follow orders. So Widge works his way into the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare’s troupe rehearses and performs. The players take him in and treat him as one of their own. Afraid to disappoint his master, but unwilling to betray his new friends, Widge is torn. Will he secretly copy down the lines? Until he decides, he must play the part of his life.
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  1. Grade: 5-8
  2. Time:  4:45 pm – 6:30pm
  3. Class Dates: Thursdays, October 5 – February 8
  4. (No class: November 23, December 28, January 4)
  5. Tech Rehearsal: Sunday, February 4 from  9:30am – 1pm
  6. Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, February 10 from 12:30 pm – 3:30pm
  7. Performances: Saturday, February 10 @ 4pm & Sunday, February 11 @ 4pm
  8. Location: Broadway Playhouse
  9. Cost: $420 or 4 monthly payments of $110
  10. $5 per month processing fees apply for all monthly payments