Remembering Richard DiPrima

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As reported in the Wisconsin State Journal, Richard DiPrima, the founder and director of Madison’s Young Shakespeare Players, died Sunday October 16. DiPrima’s importance and influence in elevating the profile of classic theater in the Madison area cannot be overstated. … Continued

Happy 10th anniversary, Madison Shakespeare Company!

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Our tenth anniversary is officially here! MSC’s Julius Caesar opened July 26, 2012. Ten years is a long time. Our first performance home, Madison’s Breese Stevens Field, was not the rollicking modern inner city hotspot for professional soccer, tony outdoor … Continued

Final weekend for Much Ado!

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The highs and lows, the quips and jabs, the summer fun that is Much Ado About Nothing is coming to a close this weekend. Get your tickets now on Eventbrite to be sure of a chance to see the show: … Continued

Much Ado About Nothing opens July 15!

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You’ll have six chances to join us for Much Ado About Nothing, starting Friday July 15, and tickets for all shows are still available on Eventbrite! Until then, enjoy this sneak preview captured by Steve Noll.

The Merry War of Courtship

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“Much Ado About Nothing features the most obviously modern of Shakespeare’s courting couples, Beatrice and Benedick. They are the direct ancestors of the ‘rom-com’ couple – the staple of Hollywood comedies since (at least) the 1930s heyday of Fred Astaire and … Continued

Faves, straight from the Directrix

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“Beatrice is ultimately my favorite character because she kicks ass, and you can cut that out if you like.” Much Ado About Nothing director Amber De Petro talks about what makes the play special to her, and what’s going to … Continued

Much Ado behind-the-scenes!

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SNoll Photography visited us on a beautiful warm rehearsal evening for a backstage look. Here’s some of the great images of the play in development. Join us for the finished product July 15 when Much Ado About Nothing, full-cast and … Continued

Much Ado For Much Ado

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Celebrate Madison Shakespeare Company’s 10th anniversary with our capstone production: a full-cast presentation of Much Ado About Nothing at Madison Country Day School Amphitheater! Tickets are available now through Eventbrite. Directed by Amber De Petro, this full-length comedy offers Shakespeare’s … Continued

Lovers In June Weather Update

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Lovers In June opens (and closes!) this weekend, so we thought you should know: The Saturday performance will be held rain-or-shine in the Tyranena outdoor beer garden. The Sunday performance at Paoli Schoolhouse Bistro will move indoors to the restaurant … Continued