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Type MCYT Bard Bums! The Tempest, 2016
You are invited to another Motor City Youth Theatre
Bard Bums production!!
If you enjoyed last year's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, you are in for another treat!
MCYT's Bard Bums 100 hr 2016 Shakespeare workshop began in May and will culminate in five performances of The Tempest, which will be seen at Motor City Theatre, The Historic Redford Theatre and the Jam Handy, in Detroit, July 15-24. Tickets are $5 at the door upon availability (additional fee of $1.24 if purchased on EVENTBRITE).
MCYT Bard Bums is a professional level acting company, comprised of youth actors who are in grades, 4-12. Motor City Youth Theatre (est. 1990) began its Shakespeare for Families program in 2005, with its premier production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring a mixed cast of adults and children.
MCYT's Shakespeare for Families has since performed Hamlet, The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth, and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, with adults as well as youth productions of Hamlet, Macbeth and two productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
In 2015/16 the name, MCYT Bard Bums, was given to a well-deserving youth cast that offered eight performances of the full version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, including a performance at the Wayne State University Hilberry Studio Theatre.
7:00 PM July 15, 16
2:00 PM July 17
Motor City Theatre
Livonia, MI 48150
Features a free craft workshop for kids ages 5-10
2:00 PM July 23, 2016
The Historic Redford Theatre
The play will be done in Steampunk style so we encourage all patrons at this special performance, young and old, to wear your favorite family friendly Steampunk outfit and qualify to win the drawing for Steampunk pocket watch!!
Detroit, MI 48219
Features a free craft workshop for kids, ages 5-10
The Jam Handy
2900 East Grand Blvd.
All proceeds from this production go to the Detroit S.O.U.P.
MCYT Bard Bums study and rehearse Shakespeare's plays for 100 hrs prior to their productions. Come and be amazed by these wonderful kids who love Shakespeare and want to share the Bard's exciting work with you! Craft workshops will be available at the July 23 and 24th performances.
Motor City Players
Spoon River Anthology 2016
Adult Acting Workshop Production
will also be accepted
"Edgar Lee Masters is best remembered for his great collection Spoon River Anthology, a sequence of over two hundred free-verse epitaphs spoken from the cemetery of the Town of Spoon River. When the collection first saw publication in 1915, it caused a great sensation because of its forthrightness about sex, moral decay, and hypocrisy; but its cynical view of Midwestern small town values influenced a whole generation of writers and their works. The volume, said Herbert K. Russell in the Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography, became an international popular and critical success."
The Poetry Foundation http://www.poetryfoundation.org
Free versions of Spoon River Anthology are available on line. Google it or find it at http://www.gutenberg.org/
Motor City Theatre will treat Masters' work as a means to recreate moments in the lives of the residents of the fictitious Illinois Town of Spoon River in the early 1900's. The workshop will include character analysis, improvisation and scene study (but mostly fun!).
Spring/summer production with summer cemetery production (s) (TBA)
Performances will be held at Motor City Theatre; summer performance (s) will take place in a local cemetery or in the "MCT Cemetery out back."
celebrating 26 years!
Motor City Youth Theatre