ORANGE CITY – Shakespeare in the park – that’s what’s on the schedule for Onstage Orange City July 21.
The SchoolHouse Company is in charge – a theatre troupe founded in ’08 by recent Northwestern College theatre grads. Their show in Windmill Park Thursday, July 21 is “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).”
It’s “high-speed hilarity,” said Lindsay Westerkamp of The SchoolHouse Company, “an outrageous distillation of the Bard’s timeless words.”
It’s an hour-long show, including comical, “speed” interpretations of “Romeo and Juliet,” “Othello,” and “Hamlet,” with some great audience participation opportunities, said Westerkamp. “It should be a lot of fun!”
Directors are Cody Bauer and Hannah McBride, with Sarah Chipman as stage manager. Acting in the show are Dan Sikkema, Northwestern student from Hospers, Greta Floding, a 2011 Northwestern grad now from Orange City, and Jacob Ahlers, an Iowa State grad living in Remsen.
The cast is performing a slightly longer version of the show in a dinner theatre setting July 15-16.
The SchoolHouse Company is the same theatre company that brought “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Almost, Maine,” and “Proof” to Orange City.
The free July 21 show will be held at 7 p.m. in Orange City’s Windmill Park. Orange CIty Arts Council is sponsor of the evening, with the support of a variety of local businesses and individuals.
Concessions will be available. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Rain location is the Orange City town hall.
For more information, contact the Arts Council at OCArts@orange cityiowa.com or 712.707.4885. The websites are www.theshc.org and www.orangecityarts.net.