Come join Will Kempe’s Players our 2022 Summer Season of ups and downs!
This year WKP is producing two of Shakespeare’s most diametrically opposing plays: Comedy of Errors and Titus Andronicus. While these two early Shakespearean pieces appear to be on opposite ends of the dramatic spectrum, WKP chose these works because of their inextricable links: exploring the value of community and the representation of family on stage.
Comedy of Errors is a romping good time filled with unexpected role reversals, mistaken identities, and enough slapstick humor to keep audiences of all ages entertained from beginning to end. Titus Andronicus, on the other hand, is often considered Shakespeare’s bloodiest and most brutal play. Built on the structure of the classical revenge tragedy, this early Shakespearean drama explores themes of disenfranchisement and desperation, racism, and violence in many forms. Due to the mature content of the play, Titus Andronicus may be inappropriate or triggering for some audience members.
Both plays depict the “other,” exploring remarkably contemporary social themes as they are embodied in 17th century theatre text and WKP’s originalist staging practices. Come experience Comedy of Errors and Titus Andronicus at one of several venues about the Capital Region from Troy’s Prospect Park to Schenectady’s Music Haven all the way out to Averill Park’s Sand Lake Center for the Arts.
WKP performances will begin the second weekend in July and run through to the end of August.
JULY9@3:00PM Comedy of Errors Prospect Park, Troy, NY
JULY 10 @ 3:00 PM Comedy of Errors Prospect Park, Troy, NY
JULY16@3:00PM Titus Andronicus Prospect Park, Troy, NY
JULY17@3:00PM Titus Andronicus Prospect Park, Troy, NY
JULY30@3:00PM Comedy of Errors – WAMC’s The Linda, Albany, NY
JULY 31 @ 3:00 PM Titus Andronicus – WAMC’s The Linda, Albany, NY
AUG.6@5:30PM Comedy of Errors – Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY
AUG.7@5:30PM Titus Andronicus -Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY
AUG. 19 @ 7:00 PM -Titus Andronicus – Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park, NY
AUG. 20 WKP Workshops – 11-1 pm: Commedia and Clowning, 2-4 pm: Verse & Text
Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park, NY
AUG. 21 @ 3:00 PM Comedy of Errors -Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park, NY
AUG. 26 @ 7:00 PM Comedy of Errors – Music Haven, Schenectady, NY
AUG. 27 @ 7:00 PM – Comedy of Errors Music Haven, Schenectady, NY
⬫ FOR OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES!
⬫ Seating is plentiful!
⬫ Settle in near the stage.
⬫ Bring your own chairs and blankets.
⬫ Parking is plentiful.
⬫ Production run times are approximately 2 hours
with one 10-15-minute intermission