HARRISBURG SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Every year Harrisburg Shakespeare Company produces a comprehensible, edited version of a Shakespeare play and tours it to middle and high schools for the entire school year. Each production is the original Shakespearean text with narrations added to make it really easy for students and adults alike to understand
Comprehensive and informative study guides are available for use in conjunction with the performance. Gamut Theatre Group also offers a variety of workshops at middle school through college levels. For more information on workshops please click here.
2016-2017 Romeo and Juliet
“Did my heart love till now?” Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly acclaimed educational outreach production of Romeo and Juliet. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, this tale of star-crossed lovers follows the exuberant and volatile story of Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague as their young love rises above the contempt of their feuding families.
Recommended for ages 12 and up, Romeo and Juliet is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational outreach style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern “narrations” to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. This dynamic show is performed by seven highly–talented actors, runs 75 minutes, and each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience.
Romeo and Juliet is available on tour October 2016-July 2017. Auditoriums or open large spaces are preferred. Outdoor performances are available–extra fees apply.
For more information, and to schedule a performance, please contact our Box Office at 717-238-4111 or Info@GamutTheatre.org
POPCORN HAT PLAYERS
ON TOUR, IN-HOUSE GROUPS & PRIVATE PARTIES
Each season the Popcorn Hat Players take two of their shows on tour! The Players are the perfect entertainment for daycare groups, school groups, and birthday parties! All shows performed by Popcorn Hat Players run 30-45 minutes in length, and are appropriate for preschool ages up to 6th grade. They are also great family shows, because parents and older brothers and sisters love the shows as much as the youngsters do!
SHOWS ON TOUR THIS YEAR:
This show is a modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Will the Witch keep Rapunzel forever? How will the Prince rescue Rapunzel from the tower? The children from the audience use their own creativity to help tell this story and to make sure that everyone lives “happily ever after”!
Join us for a little “down home” laughter as we look back in history to a time when the tales were as big as the American imagination! This show features the tales of Pecos Bill, Slue-Foot Sue, John Henry and Paul Bunyan and uses many volunteers from the audience to help tell these tall tales from our American heritage.