Friday arts picks: Two Shakespeare plays and one possible Shakespeare play

You have options to see the Bard this weekend, including one play that may or may not have been written by William Shakespeare.

  • As part of their residency at UT, Actors from the London Stage perform their five-actor version of “Much Ado About Nothing” Oct. 22-44 at the B. Iden Payne Theater. Find info on the show here
  • Present Company Theater stages “The Tempest” outdoors at Rain Lily Farm through Nov. 1. http://www.presentcompanytheatre.com/
  • And Hidden Room Theatre offers “Shakespeare Apocrypha Project” three plays that have all been attributed to Shakespeare at one time or the other. Though they were extremely popular during the Elizabethan era, “Arden of Favorsham,” “Mucedorus” and “The Merry Devil of Edmonton” are mostly forgotten nowadays. Hidden Room presents them as staged and costumed readings through Nov. 2. Read a story about the “Apocrypha Project” here.
Hidden Room Theatre’s “Apocrypha Project: A Sampling of Suspected Shakespeare” features three plays, one of which is “Mucedorus” with Joseph Garlock (Prince Mucedorus) and Isto Barton (Princess Amadine).
Hidden Room Theatre’s “Apocrypha Project: A Sampling of Suspected Shakespeare” features three plays, one of which is “Mucedorus” with Joseph Garlock (Prince Mucedorus) and Isto Barton (Princess Amadine).

 

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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