Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Big Willie Style Hip-hop Shakespeare coming to Marjorie Lyons Playhouse via Gilbert & Sullivan Society June 19 - 22 and 26 - 29

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society announces the musical production Big Willie Style: Port City -- an original production featuring scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, blending the bard’s genius with the finest in Hip Hop music and dance, says John Godard.

Performances in Shreveport are scheduled at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on June 19-22 & June 26-28 at 7:30 pm and June 29 at 4:00 pm.

Music director is James Palmer. Stage Directors are James Palmer & John Chambers. Choreographer is Wanetah Walmsley.

Big Willie Style: Port City will be the fourth production of a series of acclaimed productions originally produced and performed at Northwestern State University under the direction of James Palmer. Scenes and monologues from Othello, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Tempest and more of Shakespeare’s works are presented in tandem with introductory Hip Hop lyrics & dance that explain the significance of Shakespeare’s words in terms that are accessible to a modern audience.

High energy, cutting-edge cool theatre that you don’t want to miss!

Performers in the show include James Palmer, John Chambers, Wanetah Walmsley, Harvard Taylor, Kent Jude Bernard, Christina Diaz Taylor, Courtney Herron, Chelsea Liles, Luke Sexton, Emma Busi, and Michelle Loridans.

June 19-22 & 26-28, 2008 7:30 pm
June 29, 2008 4:00 pm
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
$12.00 (box office vendor fees will be added to ticket price)
$8.00 (Purchase of 10 or more tickets)
Phone orders: Call toll-free 1-800-957-8667
Internet orders: Go to www.gsnla.org

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