Three anonymous plays share one mystery – they have all been at one time attributed to William Shakespeare. We blocked and costumed staged readings of these rarely-performed early modern gems, each extremely popular in their day, but now mostly forgotten.
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM
THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON
The shows ran October 17th through November 1st, 2014 to standing ovations, hearty press, and jubilant scholars. It begins what we hope will be only the first of such apocryphal endeavors.
This project was supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM starring Barbara Chisholm, Robert Matney, Todd Kassens, Jason Newman, Joseph Garlock, Nicholas Saenz, Lowell Bartholomee, Julia Lorenz-Olson, Kareem Badr, Bobby Byers, Isto Barton, and Nathan Jerkins.
MUCEDORUS starring Joesph Garlock, Isto Barton, Judd Farris, Steven Price, Todd Kassens, Bobby Byers, Rommel Sulit, Ben McElmore, and our guest artist visiting from the UK, James Callàs Ball.
THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON starring Ryan Crowder, Ryan Hamilton, Brock England, Robert Deike, Cami Alys, Judd Farris, Julie Linnard, Stephen Mercantel, David Higgins, Julie Linnard, Justin Scalise, Hannah Adrian, and our guest artist from the UK James Callàs Ball.
All shows directed by Beth Burns.
Music provided for each show by the Apocrypha Band: Howard Burkett and Cesar Osorio.
“a smashing success, not to mention a historic opportunity”
"-Joe Stephenson, Reviewing Shakespeare
“Who knew that dusty old unperformed plays could be such fun?”"-Michael Meigs, CTXLT