Shakespeare in an Elizabethan Playhouse

by The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
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Summary

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company performs Shakespeare's works in a replica Elizabethan theatre, the Rose, at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Ticket revenue from these performances benefits Blue Lake Public Radio, and the performances are the public's only opportunity to see live plays in this beautiful space. Support these performances and help both our actors and our audiences experience Shakespeare's plays coming to life in a space that recreates the theatres for which Shakespeare wrote.
$8,500.00
total goal
$8,330.00
remaining
4
donors
1
monthly donor
3
months active

Challenge

Local regional audiences are often not served by professional theatre, and students often cannot afford tickets to see live theatrical performance. Very few audience members have access to performances in a replica of a Shakespearean theatre, and we seek to extend that access through further exposure and the possibility of inviting students to see live performance for free or low cost tickets.

Solution

Attending live performance serves to foster community cultural experience, and performance of Shakespeare in particular helps to promote language skills in students who may also be required to read the plays in school. Providing high quality performance to regions outside of large cities keeps the funds from ticket sales within the community, and paying local actors keeps working artists in the community as well.

Long-Term Impact

This project is a partnership with Blue Lake Public Radio, another non-profit organization. All ticket proceeds from the performances benefit Blue Lake Public Radio, which helps to maintain their service to the cultural life of those living in West Michigan. We also seek to establish an ongoing program of bringing students to the performances for little or no cost, so that these performances reach not only local adult audiences, but help to instill a love for live theatre in younger audiences.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.pcshakespeare.com
Website of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
Website of Blue Lake Public Radio
Encore Michigan Article About the Rose
Awesome Mitten Article About the Rose

Organization Information

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company

Location: Grand Haven, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pcshakespeare.com
Project Leader:
Katherine Mayberry
Grand Haven, MI United States

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