William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope January 23, 2014Posted by Jenelle Sosa in Uncategorized.
Did you lose track of what I was doing right around November? That’s ok, so did I! In what is now known as The Winter Blitz I probably took on a bigger work load than I have in ages. Why? Because I’m diesel that way. I did play readings for Luna Stage, Speranza Theatre Company, and Playwright’s Theatre, I broke out my Charleston chops for The Theater Project’s Annual presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, I toured the east coast with A Season of Miracles for Pushcart Players, I started working a lot more as a creative consultant and a writer for SteampunkGoggles.com, and I was modeling up a storm all over the place. If you’ve ever thought, “Man, I need more Jenelle-Hugging-Enormous-Stuffed-Bears in my life,” then your day has come, my friend!
But what does this have to do with Star Wars and a man called William Shakespeare? First of all, EVERYTHING has to do with Star Wars. Never forget that. But more specifically my first project of 2014 is to gather with the gang of Mortal Folly Theater and do a reading of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, because we feel it’s our duty to make sure that everyone knows that this book exists. I’ll be playing Princess Leia which ranks up there with Juliet in the “Dream Come True” category. (Trivia – Now both of those roles have been made a reality by Mortal Folly director Katherine Harte-DeCoux.)
I’m literally buzzing with excitement and glee at getting to do this, and it’s the perfect way to start my 2014 plan of building things and focusing on fun!
Please feel free to join us for the reading, details (and my own witty Star Wars crawl) below.
May the Force be with you!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS
Episode IV: Verily, A New Hope
It is a period of cold and snow. A band of rebels known as Mortal Folly Theatre, operating from a hidden base in New York City, have won several victories against boring and cliched classical theatre.
In this ongoing battle rebel spies have managed to obtain a script to “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars,” a play that so perfectly melds Star Wars and Shakespearean text it could unite enough types of geeks to save theatre once and for all.
Under the leadership of Captain Katherine Harte-DeCoux, a group of rebels will be performing an informal reading of the script Sunday, January 26th, 7:30pm The Theater at Joria Productions 260 W. 36th St, NYC, 3rd floor with a suggested donation of $5, hoping to restore freedom and laughter to the galaxy.