One night only! The International Shakespeare Center hosts Cues for Passion: A Shakespearean Mash-up at the Violet Crown.
Cues for Passion is a fast tour of Shakespearean resilience—confessions, grieving, the moody Dane, drama—delivered with heart. Immerse yourself in the passions of our human race.
As if that what-so-ever God who leads him
Were slily crept into his human powers
And gave him graceful posture.
Junius Brutus in Coriolanus, 2.1
Visiting Chicago Shakespeareans Lukas Brasherfons, Greer Dubois, and Ely Phan, and Anna Farkas Associate Artistic Director of the ISC, perform a farrago of scenes from Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Henry V.
Lukas Brasherfons has an MFA in Dramaturgy from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where he was dramaturg, director, or fight-director for more than thirty plays. Dramaturgical projects in Chicago include work with Northlight Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, Raven Theatre, Next Theatre, the Den Theatre, and Writers Theatre.
Greer Dubois is a writer, performer, and prop/puppet designer who has acted with Forward Theater and Fermat’s Last Theater in Wisconsin and has directed young people at the Young Shakespeare Players, Children’s Theater of Madison.
Anna Farkas has a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe. She has directed and performed with the Young Shakespeare Players, Madison Shakespeare Company, Fourth Wall Players, Chrysostomos, Upstart Crow Productions in Madison, Wisconsin, and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe.
Ely Phan is a Chicago-based theater maker with a vested interest in abolishing the gender binary and subverting traditional narratives. He holds a BA in Theatre and French language from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As the Founding Artistic Director of Fermat's Last Theater in Wisconsin, he most recently directed Merchant of Venice and Troilus and Cressida.
Once enrolled together in the Young Shakespeare Players in Madison, these actors have been creating riveting theater since their teens. Cues for Passion will be a fast tour of Shakespearean resilience—confessions, grieving, the moody Dane, drama—delivered with heart.
Reserve tickets at InternationalShakespeare.center/cues