A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
March 6, 2018 - March 11, 2018
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Sara Holdren
JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER
Best for ages 9 and up
"A Little Shakespeare is totally unique. It takes something that so many kids assume they will never understand, the language of Shakespeare, and makes it into something amazing, relatable, and definitely understandable." - A Little Shakespeare actor
Celebrating its 5th season as one of Two River’s most popular programs, A Little Shakespeare engages young artists and audiences with the work of the Bard. Last season, 28 local high school students from 12 area schools participated in this theatrical adventure; don’t miss seeing the magic they create this year!
Tickets are $20 for Adults & $15 for Children 12 and Under
Relaxed Performance: Saturday, March 10 at 4 pm. More info here.
Adaptor and Director
Sara Holdren (Adaptor/Director) is a Brooklyn-based director originally from Charlottesville, Virginia and the Artistic Director/co-founder of the theater company Tiltyard. She specializes in Shakespeare, reimagined classics, and spectacular, outsized stories new and old. Recent projects include MIDSUMMER (which she co-adapted from the play by William Shakespeare) with Tiltyard, Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba, The Zero Scenario and A New Saint for a New World by Ryan Campbell, and The Master and Margarita, adapted by Edward Kemp from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, as well as serving as the Artistic Director of the 2015 Yale Summer Cabaret, where she directed the original production of MIDSUMMER and Sarah Ruhl's Orlando. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is also a Drama League Fellow and a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Other work includes: Measure for Measure, The Tempest, and her own adaptations of Shakespeare's Henry IV plays and Leonid Andreyev's He Who Gets Slapped. Sara is also a teacher with an abiding interest in making theater with students of all ages. Most recently she has taught scene study based in the improvisatory Stanislavsky technique Analysis Through Action at both Primary Stages and The New School in New York City. In her work, she combines a lifelong love of Shakespeare and classical texts with an interest in contemporary ensemble training and devised theater, striving for a rigorous and dynamic use of language, fused with athletic storytelling, vibrant visual worlds, and a spirit of joy, collaboration, and play.