Shakespeare on the Shoreline, 2016
Gentlemen of Verona
3 - 7, 7:30pm
gentlemen, best friends since youth, part ways in Verona as
leaves for Milan. In time, both fall in love with the same girl in
Milan, leaving a jilted girlfriend from Verona to follow them in
disguise. Music, unrequited love, requited love, friendship, fools, and
dogs, this Shakespeare classic comedy has it all!
Shakespeare on the Shoreline, 2015
Comedy of Errors
5 - 9, 2015
boys are separated from their father for 25 years.
Each has a servant, who is twin a
other servant of the same name. They
converge on the same town, where their father has also arrived,
death and determined to find his long-lost family before the end. It’s a common situation. Emily Mattina directs this
wild confusion to
its neat and happy conclusion.
Shakespeare on the Shoreline, 2014
King Lear and more!
6-10, 2014, 7:30pm
Guilford, CT Town Green
Shoreline Arts Alliance, in collaboration with Shakesperience, the
Guilford Free Library and the Acton Public Library (Old Saybrook) are
presenting an insider's look at the King Lear
production for this summer's Shakespeare on the Shoreline.
To engage the audience in the underlying themes found in King Lear and
to better understand the "family friendly" interpretation of this great
Shakespearean tragedy, join director Emily Mattina and Dr. David
Richman as they tour the region to speak about their imaginative,
provocative, and free production of King Lear
Presentations will take place on the following days
and locations: Aug. 6, 2 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park
Guilford; and Aug. 7, 1 p.m. at the Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston
Road, Old Saybrook. Both venues are open to the public and the events
Mattina's King Lear
explores the choices we make
for our children and family as well as the overall welfare of children:
physically, emotionally, and educationally. Explore the essence of
blindness, both literally and figuratively, to our own actions,
consequences and blessings.
Dr. David Richman, published author, actor, director, and professor at
University of New Hampshire, stars as King Lear. Dr. Richman’s
blindness gives a literal portrayal of the "blindness" in his
2014 Experience Shakespeare is an expanded initiative to complement and
the current summer flagship program of Shakespeare on the Shoreline.
a multi-tiered educational approach this programming will reach
of varying ages, schooling and income, targeting specific demographics
those with disabilities. It is designed to provide opportunities to
explore and learn more about ourselves, our community and issues facing
today through the study and interpretation of live performances,
forums, and theatrical training opportunities. The targeted projects
focus on personal development of the individual through the unique
value of a performing arts experience, will foster a life-long love of
theatre and a deeper appreciation of the arts, will build awareness of
within the community and will encourage greater participation and
at the annual Shakespeare on the Shoreline production.
collaboration with Shakesperience Productions, Inc., Shakespeare on the
Shoreline 2014, will take place on the Guilford Green, Aug. 6-10 at
p.m. This year the main stage production will be King Lear
of Lear is being played by Dr. David Richman, an actor, Shakespearean
author and professor of literature who has been blind since birth. He
be a significant presence and has been the impetus to develop a program
will be more inclusive and provide opportunities for a broader based
An American sign language interpreter will take part in the Aug. 6
as well as the following at all performances: braille and large print
assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired; volunteer escorts
assist the audience on and off the Green; increased lighting for safer
more accessibility to the Green.
programs of the 2014 Shakespeare on the Shoreline will include: (1)
Rising Stars Summer Theatre Camp for ages 7-17 offering two one-week
(2) Daytime performances and talk-backs of The Reluctant Dragon, this
production for young children and their families; (3) Round Table
Forums at public locations and Assisted Living centers. These will be
by members of the cast and the artistic director (Emily Mattina). For
clients who are unable to attend a performance on the Green these round
will provide stimulating discussion on the program; (4) Expanded number
evenings of pre and post show talk backs to three with the director and
For more information: email Donita@shorelinearts.org
or call 203-453-3890.