Duana Menefee leaps at the chance to do Shakespeare!


When an opportunity rolls around to do Shakespeare with some of your favorite people in one of your favorite places in the world, you just do it. More than that, you leap at the chance! Especially if you can be on the ground level of a new company!


That’s how I felt when Fiebig asked me if I had 6 weeks free this summer. Shyeah, of course, I’ll always have time for Summer Shakespeare! It’s one of those right-of-passage, annual traditions that actors everywhere hold. And how cool is it that Hoosier Shakes is having its inaugural season this summer under the direction and movement of some of my dearest friends, mentors, and colleagues? 

It’s a no brainier. I fully expect and anticipate this summer’s events to be full of bright faces, long nights, hand-made theatre, and the finest Shakespeare to be seen in eastern Indiana! It’s a project and a dream that I’ve been looking forward to for months. I really can’t wait to see what Hoosier Shakes turns out to be and I can’t wait to get elbow deep in the work of The Bard and add to the mesh.

What an opportunity for everyone – students, teachers, actors, artists, audiences… Goodness. Exciting all around! Don’t miss it!

Duana will portray Maria in Twelfth Night and Edmund and the Knight in King Lear.

Twelfth Night and Pericles will be performed in repertory at Charley Creek Gardens in Wabash, IN, June 8-12 and the 3rd Street Courtyard in Marion, IN, June 15-19 and 22-26. Pre show entertainment will commence at 7:00 PM. shows will begin at 7:30 PM. Approximately run-time for each show is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.


Performances are offered on a Pay-What-You-Will basis. If you like what you see, make a donation to Hoosier Shakes, Inc. during intermission or after the show. Donations may be made online through the Hoosier Shakes account on Paypal: Login to Paypal.com and send money to “info@hoosiershakes.com”.

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