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Shakespeare-a-Thon II

“Comedy Tomorrow, Tragedy Tonight!”

a two-night fundraising festival!

Shakespeare's Birthday Weekend

Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22 – 12:00/noon-12:00/midnight

Presented by the award- winning

254 W. 31st Street, NYC.

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.

From the darkest and bloodiest days of Rome and Scotland, to bittersweet love stories and mistaken-identity slapstick mix-ups, JSC presents clear and fresh readings, featuring our unique non-traditional casting. Raise a glass to all your favorite characters – from “Et tu, Brute!” to “Who is Silvia?”

Saturday, April 21 – Tragedy!:
12noon – Coriolanus
3pm – Julius Caesar
6pm – Titus Andronicus
9pm – Macbeth

Sunday, April 22 – Comedy!:
12noon – All’s Well That Ends Well
3pm – Love’s Labors Lost
6pm – Comedy of Errors
9pm – Two Gentlemen of Verona

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!

Click here for full cast listings

Along with the play readings, IRISH TIMES PUB will offer drink specials and their delicious casual menu throughout both evenings. Come party the weekend away, and help JSC raise funds for its next show!


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 left-hand corner.

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

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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.

This summer, JSC will present a new “Shakespeare Unplugged” production of a rarely-performed Shakespeare play. JSC
has won an OOBR Award, and has been featured on national television’s Lifetime Live. “…a passion and mastery of the text which is awe-inspiring.” – British Theatre Guide, 2002


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