Season Shakeup

Hear ye, hear ye! Unrehearsed Shakespeare is making changes to its 2015 Season.

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Richard III, Shakespeare’s wickedest king, has moved to July. Get ready for some Summer fun with the hunchback of Gloucester and his fiendish flights of fancy.

Glen Wall as Richard III in 2008's Bard In The Barn festival.

Glen Wall as Richard III in 2008’s Bard In The Barn festival.

In the Fall, we close our season with The Tempest, the tale of Magical poetry and colonial alcoholism. Unrehearsed Shakespeare debuted in Chicago with The Tempest; now at long last the mystic getaway returns.

DC Wright as Stephano in the Chicago premier of The Tempest, Unrehearsed

DC Wright as Stephano in the Chicago premier of The Tempest, Unrehearsed

Fans of As You Like It, do not despair. Rosalind, Jaques, and Touchstone will be back come 2016!

Jared McDaris as Jaques in 2012's As You Like It.

Jared McDaris as Jaques in 2012’s As You Like It.

Stay tuned for more news as time goes on!

Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Adam Betz

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

ADAM BETZ

Adam, rockin' the fedora, with Kamron Palmer in our annual Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night (photo courtesy of iNDie Grant Productions)

Adam, rockin’ the fedora, with Kamron Palmer in our annual Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night (photo courtesy of iNDie Grant Productions)

This is Adam’s fourth show with Unrehearsed, and he is in crazy love with it. “It has made me stop looking at Shakespeare as a historical figure, and more just like another guy. I finally get his jokes and have started understanding his personality through his writing.”

Adam is a black-belt (somewhat emeritus) in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys moonlit strolls on the beach, where he transforms into a murderous lycanthrope and devours the countryside.

And speaking of devouring the countryside!

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Adam MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Zack Meyer

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

ZACK MEYER

Zack as Laertes, fresh from France, in Hamlet, (2010)

Zack as Laertes, fresh from France, in Hamlet, (2010)

Zack, our resident Fight Director, recently closed City Lit’s production of Father Ruffian, a contemporary retelling of Falstaff’s tale. This coming Fall, he’ll be attending Ohio State University to pursue his MFA in Acting. He’s played Mark Antony in both Julius Caesar AND Antony & Cleopatra, he’s played Claudio AND Benedick, and has directed Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet, and even Pericles. There literally would not be an Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company without Zack, so make sure you check him out while you can in Titus Andronicus!

And speaking of check-outs!

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Zack MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Jared McDaris

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

JARED MCDARIS

Jared as Andrew Aguecheek in 12th Night on 12th Night.

Jared as Andrew Aguecheek in 12th Night on 12th Night.

The artistic director of the Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company, Jared is currently performing in The Right Brain Project’s production of The Illusion and working as a production assistant with The Mammals’ workshop, All Girl Dracula. This Summer, he will (hopefully) produce his Elizabethan-style comedy, A Thousand Times Goodnight. He loves video games, Jahannes Cabal novels, Adventure Time episodes, and devouring the souls of the innocent.

And speaking of devouring!

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Jared MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Gaby Labotka

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

GABY LABOTKA

Gaby in our 2014 Unrehearsed Workshop

Gaby in our 2014 Unrehearsed Workshop

Having most recently appeared in our Double Feature’s production of Double Falsehood, Gaby is currently understudying The Hammer Trinity with The House Theatre of Chicago. She’ll be spending her June and July in London with RADA’s Shakespeare Acting program. Her greatest challenge, however, is choosing between Stan’s and Glazed & Infused, whenever she finds herself off the Damen Blue Line.

Speaking of donuts!

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Gaby MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Bill Daniel

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

BILL DANIEL

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Another brand-spanking-new performer, Bill is a participant of our most recent Unrehearsed workshop, but has also performed in conventional productions of Richard III as Prince Edward and The Tempest as Trinculo. He describes Shakespeare and himself as “BFFs.” He is also a produced playwright: EDGE Theatre will be staging his Holmes v Holmes this coming November. In his spare time, he creates various grilled cheese delicacies at Cheesies in exchange for money.

Speaking of delicacies!

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Bill MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Erin Caswell

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

ERIN CASWELL

Erin Caswell

Erin Caswell

Another brand-spanking-new addition to our Unrehearsed lineup, Erin is a student at Forteza taking rapier classes with the Chicago Swordplay Guild (so don’t step… or something). She’s born/bred in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and speaks German/French… German and French… also known as the descendants of the Visigoths and Ostrogoths.

AND… SPEAKING OF GOTHS!

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Erin MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Danny Pancratz

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

DANNY PANCRATZ

Danny as Malvolio in Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night (2013)

Danny as Malvolio in Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night (2013)

Danny, our treasurer, has been part of the Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company since playing the title role in our debut performance of MacBeth, 2009. Agamemnon, Benedick, Cassio, Lord Capulet, and Helena are just a few of the roles he’s rocked in the last five years.

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Danny MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Brian Elliott

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

BRIAN ELLIOTT

Brian looking dignified as shiz in Much Ado About Nothing

Brian looking dignified as shiz in Much Ado About Nothing

Brian first joined us in Antony & Cleopatra, in collaboration with Bard in the Barn way back in 2012. Since then, he’s made us sneer as Don John in Much Ado About Nothing and made us laugh as Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night (and also sneer a bit). He’s most recently performed in Les Mis (yes, that Les Mis) and makes a respectable living in the emerging Dog-walkery market. His favorite authors are JRR Tolkien and Terry Pratchett.

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Brian MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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Titus’ Dinner Guests! – Kaelea Rovinsky

Titus Andronicus is throwing a dinner party, and he’s inviting all his friends!

KAELEA ROVINSKY

Kaelea as Gretchen in 906's Boeing Boeing

Kaelea as Gretchen in 906’s Boeing Boeing

Fresh out of our most recent Unrehearsed Shakespeare workshop, Kaelea spends many of her evenings collaborating on the creation of a sketch/improv revue (or watching Master Chef Junior with her roommates). She works as an HR Assistant at the An Ounce of Prevention Fund, as well as an Audience Services Representative with Emerald City Theatre. Most recently, you may have seen her as Gretchen in 906 Theatre Company’s Boeing Boeing.

Speaking of Master Chef Junior!

TITUS’ DINNER PARTY
Will Kaelea MAKE the dinner, EAT the dinner, or BE the dinner?

Place your bets now.

You can find out April 7th and 14th
@ Black Rock Pub, 3614 N Damen Ave
Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30
$5 at the Door

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