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

“What you have just seen was impossible.”

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As we wrap up our first Shakespeare In the Park event in celebration of our 10th anniversary and commemoration of the 406th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, another story comes to mind: Ten years ago, at a dance recital for her … Continued

Valentine’s Tickets and special offers!

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Step 1: Enjoy A Valentine’s Affair 2022 by getting your tickets now for performances on February 12, 14, and 15. Step 2: Enjoy the emotional rollercoaster of eight classic love scenes in less than 90 minutes! Step 3: Enjoy special … Continued

Memorial for Harvey Black, October 1 4-7 PM

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Veteran performer and frequent MSC collaborator Harvey Black passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2021. On Friday October 1, from 4-7 PM, a memorial will be held outdoors at the Edgewood College Amphitheater behind The Stream theater building. Harvey was … Continued

Friday night is opening night!

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Helena wants Bertram. Bertram wants Diana. The King wants health. The Duke wants victory. Who gets what they want? All we can say is that All’s Well That Ends Well and we open Friday night for a two-weekend run at … Continued

Why Susan Glaspell?

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Susan Glaspell is the first American playwright Madison Shakespeare Company has presented in a full production. The reason, as Desires director Kendra C. Thompson explains, is pretty clear: she’s just that good. Hear Kendra talk about Tickless Time, the first … Continued

All’s Well Auditions: May 24-25

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Our wagon is prepared, and time revives us. All’s Well That Ends Well, postponed in 2020, is back for Summer 2021! Auditions are May 24-25 and registration is required. Please see the Auditions Page for full details. When you sally … Continued

Whate’er the course, the end is the renown

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Hellooooo, gorgeous. We’re still bubbling with Desires this May (only three public performances! Make your plans now!) but we were feeling extra-productive on Friday so we thought we’d tend to some seriously unfinished business. Shakespeare comedy is coming back to … Continued