Hoosier Shakes is pleased to announce our 2017 Summer Season. We will be bringing a couple of audience favorites to the 3rd Street Courtyard in Marion, and the Charley Creek Gardens in Wabash. The shows include “Romeo and Juliet” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”
“Romeo and Juliet” chronicles the tragedy of “a pair of star-crossed lovers” who “take their life.” “Romeo and Juliet” is appealing for a number of reasons, including its “clever dialogue, passionate romance, violent conflict and plant of [remarkable] poetry” (B. Schultz).
“Much Ado About Nothing” is comic tale, which deals with gender, infidelity, deception, and mistaken identity.
Both shows focus on romance, which is always an audience draw.
According to executive director, Greg Fiebig, the show selections were influenced by this year’s audiences, who saw Twelfth Night and Pericles in repertory. “You may recall how we played up the shipwrecks common to both shows this summer,” Fiebig said, “You should look for similar attention to the masquerade balls that Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado have in common.” When was the last time you attended a masquerade?
Tentative performance dates are set for later in the summer. Hoosier Shakes will likely perform at the 3rd Street Courtyard in downtown Marion Wednesdays through Sundays, July 19-23 & 26-30 and at the Charley Creek Gardens – August 2-6.