MERELY PLAYERS

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama, Solo Performance, Other
William Shakespeare

Mortal Folly Theatre is proud to present the next edition of Merely Players!


Merely Players is an ongoing performance salon presented by Mortal Folly Theatre.  Classical pieces are presented up-close and personal in People Lounge, without sets, costumes or props, so that audiences can experience classical theatre in its purest form - just actors telling stories.  The actors themselves are encouraged to explore new material and expand their skill with classical texts, including performing pieces that would not have historically been available to them because of age, gender or “type”. 

This edition of Merely Players is an evening of Shakespeare sonnets, monologues, and short scenes, including pieces from Othello, As You Like It, Henry VI, Part I and more.

Admission is $10, with $5 drink specials all night.


About the Company: Mortal Folly Theatre

Mortal Folly Theatre exists to provide a training ground for actors looking to further their experience in Classical Theatre. As a cellist cannot improvise a concerto, so we believe that actors cannot fully realize themselves as storytellers through intuition alone; they must embrace the process - the work - as whole-heartedly as the performance. Honing their technique with the instrument - in an actor's case, themselves - is absolutely essential, and can only be achieved through both dedication and passion for the material. We aspire to create an educational experience where Classical texts are accessible, inspiring, and provocative, and the quality of performance is commensurate with the level of commitment.  Mortal Folly is a sponsored artist of The Field (www.thefield.org).

Open:   08/15/10
Close:   08/15/10

Schedule:
August 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Theater:   People Lounge
Address:   163 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
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F or V trian to Lower East Side Station or F, J, M or Z train to the Essex Street/Delancey Street Station.

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Company: Mortal Folly Theatre         Official Web Site: www.mortalfollytheatre.org