We Poor Players: A Shakespearean Gala
August 26, 2016 · 8:30 pm -
August 27, 2016
The steep and thorny way to heaven
"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players"
We Poor Players: A Benefit for As You Like It
Friday, August 26th, 8:30pm-midnight
$15, cash bar
VIP packages for two available
Performers and Door Prizes TBA
Join Speculative Drama for this fantastical night of music, performance, and cocktails and catch a glimpse of some of our creative inspirations for our upcoming production of As You Like It! This fabulous benefit gala is full of variety show performances donated by some of Portland’s most talented underground artists, tasty craft cocktails, door prizes, one of those big thermometers with our donation progress, and more!
Silly costumes and formal attire highly encouraged!
Local theatre company Speculative Drama, known for its immersive re-imagining of classic stories, is teaming up with underground arts venue The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven once more, to embark on our second full Shakespearean production: a site-specific production As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's best romps, full of mistaken genders, bad choices, and insightful clowns, helmed by director and master clown Michael O'Neill!
Join us as we explore our exits and our entrances, sharing with you the parts we play, and raising funds for this fall production of As You Like It!
We are hoping to raise between $4,000 and $8,000 to fund production costs for the show, as well as increase stipends for cast and crew, and every little bit helps!
Cast of As You Like It includes:
Caitlin Lushington, Caitlynn Didlick, Jeff Desautels, London Bauman, Megan Skye Hale, Sean Bowie, Tim Fodge, Wendy Wilcox, and Zed Jones
Speculative Drama Artistic Directors: Myrrh Larsen, Megan Skye Hale