Thursday, January 19, 2012

When Mercy Seasons Justice

We are quickly getting under way for this winter's Justice Project. It has seemed far away for a long time, but it is rapidly approaching. Last week, we had our read-through of the plays The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure. Ladies and gentlemen, we have an absolutely terrific cast, and I cannot wait to introduce them to you.

Before I begin the series of introductory posts, however, I want to give you all the vitals for these productions. Trust me, you do not want to miss them. We will performing William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure uncut and in repertory for two weekends in February. You can find us in both Queens and Manhattan. We are also very excited to announce a seminar we are running in association with the Law School at St. John's University on Friday, February 17.

You will find in these productions our typical Shakespeare IN THE RAW excitement and method! That means we rehearse only about 12 hours for each show. Yep! The cast has met for our read-through, but we officially begin intensive rehearsal on the evening of Wednesday, February 8 and we open on Friday, February 10. Expect these performances to be immediate, adrenaline-filled, exciting, and RAW. (Of course!) We perform with no sets, minimal costuming and props, and no safety net. Our actors come in fully memorized and prepared to put on a full, professional production of these amazing masterworks.

Friday, February 10 :: Measure for Measure
Saturday, February 11 :: The Merchant of Venice
at
Saval Auditorium
2nd Floor, Manhattan Campus, SJU
101 Murray St, New York, NY 10007


Friday, February 17 :: Measure for Measure
Saturday, February 18 :: The Merchant of Venice
at
Moot Court, Belson Hall
2nd Floor, St John's Law School
8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to curtain.
Seating is general admission.


THE CAST OF THE JUSTICE PROJECT

Lindsay Bartlette Allen
Michael Bernstein
Tara Bradway
Matthew Castleman
Andi Dema
Christian Adam Jacobs
Julia Jones
Melanie Arii Mah
Collin McConnell
Lindsay Tanner
Shayna Vercillo

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