Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Claudia Bach

Location: Online. Click here.

Saturday, August 15, 8 PM
https://zoom.us/j/93683802792?pwd=RmdEc1B1Ri9VaVgrUUNKSXdVTEZXdz09

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM — followed by a talkback with the cast and crew
https://zoom.us/j/96560142195?pwd=ckFqeEQrOTJEVERiREJKRW5DTUJmUT09

Or join us live via YouTube on our channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbVlprjEIx23iMoy1ff5ghA/featured

The Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center present this online production of Romeo & Juliet, the story of two young women in rural America fighting against the prejudices of their families and even themselves in order to be together. This cast brings new life, heart, and insight to this classic play.

From the Director:
“I wanted to explore how we overlook and miss the voices of young people. There is a striking lack of trust and communication between the young people in this community and the adults, and the consequences are dire. What does it mean for two young women, living in a town so small they’re practically isolated, to learn something about themselves — their love for each other — that suddenly makes them an Other? Alienated from the few people around them, who would they go to? Who would they trust? Suddenly, as the grapple not only with their secret infatuation but with the secret of their own identities, we can feel the full weight of the stakes Shakespeare is presenting to us, and the story begins to shed new light on what it is to love others and yourself.”

Performances will be online and open to the public. Please consider a suggested donation of $10 to support the work and expansion of both the Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center.

Rude Mechanicals’ 24-Hour Zoom-Fest on Youtube

Rude Mechanicals’ 24-Hour Zoom-Fest on Youtube

The Rude Mechanicals’ 24-Hour Zoom-Fest
On-the-spot plays created in just 24 hours!
Performed live on Saturday June 20, 2020 on the Rude Mechanicals YouTube channel

Location: Online. Click here.

Produced by Claudia Bach
Technical Staging by Sam Kopel, Liana Olear, Jeff Poretsky
Emceed by Alan Duda

Presenting:
Unity, or Love in the Time of Corona
In the Pipeline
Home Coming
The Stand-In
Lovers’ Dilemma

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

The Rude Mechanicals present
The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

June 15 – 30, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

The Rude Mechanicals announce auditions for:

The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Community Center, Room 202, 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20768.

Callbacks: Friday, February 9, 8pm. Greenbelt, MD

Performances: June 15-30 at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings in Greenbelt, MD.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

For more information see http://www.rudemechanicals.com/

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