The National Players, the touring theatre ensemble performing “As You Like It” Fri., April 17 at The Matthews, is putting on a FREE workshop, Wed., April 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in our theater.  This is open to those involved in are community theatre groups. 

Decoding Shakespeare

This engaging class illuminates the journey an actor takes to bring Shakespeare’s words to life. Through verse work and scene analysis, see Shakespeare through new eyes as you tackle language, characters, and situation. 

We are inviting as many people in our area community theatre groups as we can.  If you see this and want to share the love, invite your fellow thespians to this wonderful event.  Contact Jayne at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Who are the National Players?

National Players is the touring program of Olney Theatre Center, a four-stage Equity theatre in Olney, MD (30 minutes north of Washington, DC). National Players has operated with Olney for over 50 years.

National Players has performed in the East Wing of the White House, in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East for American military, and throughout forty states. Known for its talent and commitment to excellence, National Players has brought literature to life for more than 2.5 million audience members.

National Players offers an exemplary lesson in collaboration and teamwork-in-action: the actors not only play multiple roles onstage, but also serve as managers, teaching artists, and technicians. A self-contained company, National Players carries its own sets, lights, costumes, and sound. Being a Player is a rigorous and thrilling experience, granting young performers the touring opportunity of a lifetime, the chance at several lifelong friendships, and a wealth of audiences across America looking for theatre, Shakespeare, and good company.

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AM_color_sm-WEBThis presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the SD Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.