The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players is a theater troupe devoted to two goals: (1) productions of ancient Greek, medieval, and Renaissance drama that are true to the spirit of the time in which these plays were first performed and are relevant to twenty-first century audiences; (2) productions of short plays written by Shepherd University Creative Writing Majors. Previous productions include Shakespeare’s Hamlet, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Macbeth; a wide variety of medieval plays, including The Creation and Fall of the Angels, The Fall of Man, The Killing of Abel, The Death of Herod, The Second Shepherds’ Play, Everyman, and Mankind; Greek tragedies such as Antigone, Medea, Trojan Women, and Electra; and fourteen plays by Shepherd University Creative Writing majors. The Rude Mechanicals troupe has performed in the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, California, Florida, and Washington, DC. For more information about the Rude Mechanicals, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey, Chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages, Shepherd University (304 876-5208 or email@example.com).
The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players announce auditions for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Wednesday, August 28th, and Thursday, August 29th, from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m., in Reynolds Hall. There are multiple roles (both large and small) for all genders and all levels of experience. Tech crew, singers, musicians, dancers, artists, and videographers are also needed. Shepherd University students earn 3 credits for acting or being on tech crew. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey (firstname.lastname@example.org; 304-876-5208).