Shakesday: Connect, Create, Celebrate
Eight years ago Classics on the Rocks had their first ever performance on Shakespeare’s birthday - naturally, this seemed the most fitting way to begin our journey and celebrate our love for that brilliant bard. Since then, it’s our annual tradition to gather friends and family together for our annual “Shakesday” celebration - an evening filled with scenes, sonnets, comedy, tragedy, creativity, connection, and a whole lot of wine and cupcakes.
While we still cannot yet celebrate together in person we whole-heartedly feel that there is a need to create art and connect with community. Theater helps us to embrace the bonds that tie us together and celebrate the resilience of the human spirit. And if anyone understood the resilience of the human spirit and the power of theater to inspire others it was Shakespeare.
And so, Shakesday lives on! This year, we’re hosting a Virtual Birthday Party for Shakespeare (and Classics on the Rocks) so that we may connect, create, and of course celebrate.
Join us Friday, April 23 at 7pm ET for a live streamed performance of sonnets, stories, monologues, songs all celebrating that man from Stratford and our creative community. And of course, as always we’ll wrap up the night with a rousing rendition of happy birthday and a toast to that brilliant bard.
To join - just make sure you’re following our facebook page. The entire event will be live streamed for free there!
BYOWC (Bring Your Own Wine and Cupcakes!)
When: April 23
Time: 7pm ET
Location: Facebook Live
Previous productions from Classics on the Rocks...
As You Like It (Fall 2020)
A country split in two. Love found in the most unlikely of places. Families torn apart and brought together. Music, clowns, and a surprise ending. As You Like It is a story of ordinary people caught in the midst of extraordinary circumstances trying to find their place in the world and survive the only way they know how.
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