I know these times are hard for a lot of people, and yet there are people who are willing to spend the time and effort to bring things to us that may be out of reach. In addition, many people have never had the luxury of being able to see quality theatre, but all that is changing – at least here in Portland. A few weeks ago, I had the joy of watching The Tempest, and now there is a new theater company called Post 5, which has set its sights on bringing Shakespeare to you like it has never been told before and the cost – free. All of the money necessary to get this venture off the ground was donated by people who want to make this happen. The stage is to be the Milepost 5 Community for Creatives which provides space for local artists of all mediums, tucked into the community of Montavilla in northeast Portland. Opening night is August 5th and I will be there. A big thanks to them for making room for me on their big opening.
From their fund raising site, they say “This is NOT “talking heads” or “stuffy” Shakespeare. This is Shakespeare that will engage you from pre-show to Epilogue, no matter what your prior Classical Theatre experience is.”
I am really looking forward to seeing what these mainly young folks can do with the Bard’s writing. They will be performing each Friday through Sunday from August 5th through the 27th at The Milepost 5 Courtyard – 850 NE 81st Ave.
I will be providing a full review after the event, so check back to find out what I thought!
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