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"Page & Stage" Program from Anoka County Library and Lyric Arts Theater: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

Date: Apr 6th, 2014

Anoka County Library, in partnership with the Lyric Arts Theater, is pleased to offer a “Page & Stage” performance of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) on Sunday, April 6th, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage.  Lyric Arts Theater is located at 420 E. Main Street in Anoka. 

Participants will receive a copy of the script and a study guide to prepare for the pre-show discussion.  Lyric Arts staff will facilitate the discussion of the script, its characters, and “what to look for” in the performance.  Participants will enjoy the performance of and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) then stay for a post-show discussion where the cast and director hold a question and answer session with the audience.

“Here’s your opportunity to get a better understanding of the world’s best known scribe,” said Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte.  “It’s terrific to have this behind-the-scenes opportunity in partnership with the great community asset that is the Lyric Arts Theater.”

All 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes?  In this irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

“Do you think of Shakespeare as stuffy and old-fashioned?” said Library Board President Bob Thistle.  “Check out this new spin on Shakespeare and enjoy an afternoon of seeing his plays in a new light.”

The program is open to ages 15 and older.  Registration is required and seating is limited.  Registration begins March 14th. To register for this free event, contact Lyric Arts’ Education Director Cassandra Proball at 763-233-0804 or cassandra@lyricarts.org and mention the Anoka County Library “Page and Stage” program.  Participants must register by March 28th and are expected to take part in all aspects of the program, including pre-show and post-show discussions.

This event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  For more information about Lyric Arts Theater, visit www.lyricarts.org