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Budding Theatre Collective Adds Modern Twists To Shakespeare's Classic Works

Shakespearemachine is a new classical theatre collective here in Fort Wayne, devoted to bringing the Bard and his works to life in the 21st Century.

Credit Courtesy/Nick Tash
Nick Tash is thinking outside the box for ways to bring younger audiences into the theatre.

The casting company hopes to brand its productions through the use of masks, and unusual audience-performer relationships. They debut this weekend, with "The Comedy of Errors" in the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with co-founder, Nick Tash to discuss the mechanics of operating such "modern machinery" and where it is headed in the community.

Event Information:

Shakespearemachine's "The Comedy of Errors"
@Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab Theatre, Fort Wayne Indiana
8:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 20th & 21st
2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22nd
8:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 26th-28th

For ticket information, visit their Facebook event page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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