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Shakespeare-a-Thon III

“Something Old, Something New”

Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24 12:00/noon-12:00/midnight

24 Hours: Eight Plays: Two Days

at The Thirsty Fan Restaurant,
254 W. 31st Street, NYC
formerly The Irish Times

Suggested donation of $10 at the door


Come join us for “Shakespeare-a-Thon,” as more than 50 actors recreate their roles in these 8 great plays over 24 hours - presented in "Shakespeare Unplugged" Concert Performance.

Saturday, August 23rd
Noon - Troilus and Cressida
3pm - King John
6pm - Tabula Rasa by Molly Louise Shepard
9:00pm - The Tempest

Sunday, August 24th

Noon - Henry VIII
3:00pm - Pericles
6:00pm - Cymbeline
9:00pm - The Rape of the Lock
by Paul Hagen

Come hear one play or come hear them all! It’s the same price to see one or to see all eight – a suggested donation at the door of just $10!


Judith Shakespeare Company is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and all donations are tax- deductible.

Secure online pledges for our marathon Shakespeareathoners can be made using the Donate Now button in the upper right-hand corner.

We will soon be announcing more details about our spectacular online auction.

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Troilus and Cressida was our very first show in 1995, and so far we have three original cast members committed to reading that play - Leese Walker, Helen Mutch, and Robert Adanto!

Scott Eck will return to reprise his title role of Henry VIII

Merle Louise (and most of the cast for Cymbeline) will return

Jane Titus will read Prospero in
The Tempest

and we have original cast members returning for King John, Pericles, Tabula Rasa, and The Rape of the Lock
(including Joanne Zipay, Artistic Director!)


JSC's second Shakespeare-A-Thon II: Comedy Tomorrow, Tragedy Tonight, in 2012, made possible a “Shakespeare Unplugged” production of a rarely-performed Shakespeare play: Cymbeline.

JSC’s first Shakespeare-A-Thon: The History Cycle, in 2009, raised the funds that made possible the company’s
unique reverse-gender production of Two Gentlemen of Verona in 2010.


Judith Shakespeare Company, founded in 1995, is committed to bringing Shakespeare's language to life
with clarity and vitality, while expanding the presence of women in classical theatre.