Presenting our 13th Annual Shakespeare in the Park….
2017 Taming of the Shrew
|Fri May 26 7:30 – APPAC Benefit Performance at the State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn|
|Wed May 31 6:30 – Live Oak Waldorf School, 410 Crother Road, Meadow Vista|
|Thu June 1 6:30 – Library Garden Theater, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn|
|Fri June 2 7:30 – McBean Park, 65 McBean Park Drive, Lincoln|
|Sat June 3 7:30 – Historic Folsom Plaza, Sutter Street, Folsom|
Wed June 7 6:30 – School House Park, Sun City – 7291 School House Ln, Roseville, 95747
|Thu June 8 7:30 – Quarry Park Amphitheater, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin|
|Fri June 9 7:30 – Quarry Park Amphitheater, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin|
|Sat June 10 7:30 – Quarry Park Amphitheater, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin|
“I’ve found my new fix!”~ from a Shakespeare devotee after his first dose of TNT!
How does TNT continue to dish up a fresh interpretation of what can be a stale canon of literature that’s been around for over 400 years? Here’s a peak at TNT’s magic formula.
First, we read the text and actually look up the words in an old dictionary. Understanding what you are saying helps immensely. Experts agree that people get only 7% of the meaning of a word from hearing the word spoken. Add emotion or tone and the comprehension jumps to 45%. Finally body language makes up the lion’s share of 55% of what is understood. In order to be understood, you must first understand.
Next we try to grasp the real principles that have made Shakespeare’s works so enduring. He captures human fallicies and emotions with stuning clarity. As performers if we can grasp what each character wants our job becomes easy.
When we are working on a script we look at the current world and try to make connections between then and now. I have read enough of the Bard to know that he would have been the first to update his script to fit in a current joke or play on words. He also would have been the first to cut a joke that had gone stale because the context was no longer relative.
Finally we don’t skip the singing and dancing most stagings of Shakespeare cut out and add a bit of our TNT magic with what has come to be TNT’s signature opening and closing numbers. A dash of underscoring in just the right places changes a ho hum reciting of a passage to an epic staging of a classic.
Oh and we work hard. Very hard. All TNT cast members apply TNT’s PLAY THEORY helping them stay focused while looking outward, a great formula for changing the world for the better and getting to know the Bard.
The more you know, the more there is to love about the Bard and TNT knows their Bard. Besides competing every fall in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s National High School competition, we’ve also adapted 5 of his plays and written an original play about his relativity to comtemporary High school students called Shakespeare 101.
We’ve performed for thousands of Shakespeare enthusiasts and garnered some serious awards. It’s always delightful to hear generous comments from either surprised first time attendees or the loyal fans who have come for years to enjoy the show.
Artistic Director, Take Note Troupe