From Audrey Wong’s “Bucket List” April Edition:
“Apr 25: San Jose Youth Shakespeare performed “The Tempest” at The Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose. I thought my back would force me to leave at intermission, but the play was so good I stayed to the end. Children performing full-length Shakespeare plays – wow!”
and continuing by comparing us favorable to OSF
“…In San Jose Youth Shakespeare, I see the same intensity of artistic vision, deep respect for the genre, love of language, hard work, dedication, and joy. What impresses me most is the company’s adaptability and ingenuity to “make do” with what they have while keeping Shakespeare intact, accessible, and highly enjoyable. Envisioning Ariel as seven (yes, seven) young girls darting here and there like a school of fish; turning Caliban into a two-headed monster; and creating a lurking alter-ego for Prospero – these were marks of genius. Director Bob Rumsby and his troupe deserve high praise.
“We have a number of stellar arts groups right here in our own back yard. We need to find and support them!”
We are very glad Audrey Wong enjoyed our performance and could have so many kind words to describe the work of our youth and our Director, Bob Rumsby.
The Tempest was a magical, musical, and visual treat for our audiences.
Thank you to everyone who came.
Mark your calendar for our next production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, August 13-17th!
From The Tempest. Ariel:
Just four more performances left! Buy your tickets now, and join us at the Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose.
Sunday is sold out. Seats available for Friday and Saturday! See you there!
Opening night was a great performance followed by a special celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday. Just five more performances left! Buy your tickets now, and join us at the Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose.
Sunday is sold out. Seats available for all other dates! See you there!
Sunday is sold out. Seats available for all other dates!
Save your seat now
Solution to The Tempest Word Search Puzzle
Mary Gottschalk writes about San Jose Youth Shakespeare 11th Season and opening of The Tempest on April 23.
Below is a downloadable copy of Mary and Charles Lamb’s telling of The Tempest, from their their 1807 edition of “Tales from Shakespeare“. The download link is at the end.
It could be an excellent help for younger audience members coming to our production of The Tempest next week. Tickets are still available!
The original book is beautifully illustrated and is a fine resource for future explorations of Shakespeare’s works.
Download (PDF, Unknown)
April 12 Rehearsal:
|Joanna M.SunnyvaleApril 2, 2014
“San Jose Youth Shakespeare clearly understands Shakespeare. They are a passionate and extremely well directed troupe and their performances are well staged and articulate. We have attended Romeo and Juliet as well as The Merchant of Venice and look forward to seeing The Tempest this April.”
|Roseanne S.San JoseApril 2, 2014
“I’m hooked on productions by the San Jose Youth Shakespeare company. The young actors really get Shakespeare, and what the audience gets is a rollicking good time. None of that old-fashioned “I’m a hoity toity Shakespearan actor” pretentiousness. I’ve attended about six of the shows, and I’m always eagerly waiting for the next one. I enjoyed their productions better than any Shakespearean plays I’ve seen elsewhere, and as a Shakespeare lover, I’ve seen a lot!”