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Educational Outreach

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.


2019-2020 Hamlet

“What a piece of work is a man?”

Hamlet is one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Gamut Theatre’s interpretation deals with the most compelling of the plays themes: Philosophy, revenge, morality, psychosis, and suicide through the eye of the adolescent. A modern version of this age old play is sure to intrigue and challenge any age, leaving them with the question “To be, or not to be?

Recommended for ages 12 and up, the production is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational engagement 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 six highly–talented actors, runs 90 minutes, and each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience.



On Tour

The Educational Engagement Production is available on tour October 22, 2019 - July 2020.
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:

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Loosely based on the beloved classic, this adaptation will have you “spinning” with laughter. Join our bumbling and fumbling Narrator-Turned-Prince, as he tries his best to rise to heroic heights to save the Princess and the sleeping village caught in the spell cast by Fairy Sour Puss! Modern word play and audience participation make this story a sure hit with the entire kingdom.


WONDER TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

An original comedy exploring folk tales from all over the world, featuring 4 different stories from Africa, the Middle East, Ireland, and Native America. This multi-cultural show stresses the importance of reading and uses volunteers from the audience to add variety and spice to the stories!


IN-HOUSE PERFORMANCES FOR GROUPS

Performances available by request Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for groups of 20 or more.
Performances must be scheduled in advance.
For more information and to schedule a group please contact our
Resident Theatre Manager at (717) 238-4111 or gamut.rtm@gmail.com

 

Sleeping Beauty - September 11-28, 2019

Loosely based on the beloved classic, this adaptation will have you “spinning” with laughter. Join our bumbling and fumbling Narrator-Turned-Prince, as he tries his best to rise to heroic heights to save the Princess and the sleeping village caught in the spell cast by Fairy Sour Puss! Modern word play and audience participation make this story a sure hit with the entire kingdom.

Three Billy Goats Gruff - March 11-28, 2020

“Who’s that clomping on my bridge?!” Watch this not-so-scary bridge troll as he tries to file a police report against some very silly goats. This “crime drama” is performed in the style of the classic TV show, Dragnet . Join Detective Saturday as he gathers the facts and solves the crime. He may be super serious, but you’ll be laughing from start to finish!

Wonder Tales From Around the World - May 6-16, 2020

An original comedy exploring folk tales from all over the world, featuring 4 different stories from Africa, the Middle East, Ireland, and Native America. This multi-cultural show stresses the importance of reading and uses volunteers from the audience to add variety and spice to the stories!

Snow White - July 8-August 15th, 2020

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Obsessed with being the fairest in the land, the Evil Queen banishes young Snow White to the forest to fend for herself. Snow White happens upon a little cottage in the woods where she finds two dwarfs… Wait, what?? Yep, that’s TWO dwarfs! Will the Queen eliminate Snow White before the valiant Prince finds her? Can the dwarfs keep her safe? It’s a race to the finish to see who wins in this classic tale told with a Popcorn Hat twist!


For more information, please contact our Box Office at
717-238-4111 or Info@GamutTheatre.org