Shakespeare’s Troupe

2009 Nevada Shakespeare Company

At one o’clock in the the morning, all kinds of strange things are going on.  This army is about to enjoy some well deserved rations to celebrate their victory, and recover from their defeats earlier this evening, as they often met in pitched battle on stage in Winnemucca for their production of Macbeth.  The director and the  cast of the traveling Nevada Shakespeare Company stopped briefly for a photo during what seemed to be a re-creation of a scene from the play during their late night dinner at the Winnemucca Inn.

And yes, and the sword fights lived up to their billing, the witches were stunning, the whole performance ran like a watch, and they ALL delivered a terrific performance. They still have four shows on their schedule, and they truly deserve to play to a packed house each night.

Their next show is Friday, October 23 at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City; and then three performances in Reno at the Laxalt Auditorium, October 29, 30, and 31.  ADMISSION: All Reno shows are free. Admission to the Piper’s Opera House show is $15 general and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door.  ON THE WEB:

If you are member of the troupe, or were in the audience last night, we would love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below, and share your thoughts.

From the Reno Gazette Journal’s Sunday edition, later today:

Shakespeare returns with a vengeance

joe atack
Joe Atack as Macbeth
By Forrest Hartman • • October 18, 2009

Since 2002, Nevada Shakespeare Company has been a scaled-down model of its former self, concentrating on educational outreach programs and small productions requiring only a handful of actors. That changed Friday when the company trotted out its first full-blown stage show in seven years, a touring production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”  more….

5 Replies to “Shakespeare’s Troupe”

  1. Best Shakespeare I’ve seen here, except for the Tempest, when I was about 10. That was done in the gym, in the round, a format I prefer, being able to sit closer, see expressions, hear better. Actually refreshing that MB wasn’t cut down or modernized too much; fun hearing words like “klept” and “bodkin” and so on. Wish I’d re-read it first — always makes it even better.

  2. Not only did I go, but I brought my sister and daughter along with me. I really did not know what to expect, and am only minimally familiar (I’m ashamed to say!) with Shakespeare things. Anyway, after much debate with myself about whether to go or not, I finally decided to go about 6:30 p.m. I found that I thoroughly enjoyed it! Once again, as usual, I left an event brought to us by GBAE and was thankful for the people who work so hard and are so dedicated, that bring such high quality entertainment to Winnemucca for us to enjoy!

  3. We actually have FIVE more shows! After Piper’s on the 23rd, we’ll be at the Laxault in Reno on Saturday, Oct. 24th, and then also the 29th-31st. I’m SO very glad that everyone enjoyed it! The cast had a wonderful time in Winnemucca and we were grateful to be there with such an enthusiastic audience! Thank you!!! Sunny (First Witch/Murderer #2)

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