Winters Shakespeare Workshop presents our first ever virtual show, A Comedy with Errors, on Saturday, July 18 at 8 PM. The community is invited to our live event streamed on our Winters Friends of the Library FaceBook page.
Admission is free. Scroll down the page to watch the video of the show.
Donations to support WFoL programs are always gratefully accepted.
A Comedy With Errors, was assembled and directed by Andrew Fridae, using scenes from a number of Shakespeare’s works. Fridae calls the piece a “Shakespeare Mix”. Actors perform short scenes linked with music, titles, and with short crowd sourced videos to complete the show. Musicians Keith Cary and Eric Jepson worked on the musical breaks and choreographer Natalie Scarisbrick created a dance actors learned by video.
It was a new world for teen actors who were used to performing as an ensemble on a stage. This year, actors met for rehearsals five days each week via Zoom, learning how to make connection with fellow actors miles away. Meanwhile, a number of families accepted the challenge of creating short home videos to be included in this year’s show.
Every year, with the support of Winters Friends of the Library, Winters Shakespeare Workshop offers a 5 week intensive performing camp for teens culminating free outdoor public performances of a play by Shakespeare with live music and dance on the Park Playground Stage.
This year, due to the virus, and restrictions on public gatherings, we went online. WSW actors are excited to be able to perform A Comedy with Errors live at the WFOL website at 8 PM on July 18, 2020, and again virtually on Saturday, July 25 when a video version of our show will live stream on our Facebook page and then be available on the WFOL YouTube channel.
Winters Shakespeare Workshop is a summer youth program of Winters Friends of the Library. Donations to support WFoL programs are always gratefully accepted.