Jaffrey youth theater program takes Shakespeare appeal online
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | February 02. 2014 9:02PM
Project Shakespeare launched an IndieGoGO campaign Saturday to raise money to send students to England in August to perform their production of Hamlet at Stratford-upon-Avon. Arthur Gould, 19, of Antrim sword fights Christopher Commander, 20, of Jaffrey in an excerpt of Project Shakespeare's Hamlet at Jaffrey Riverfest in July. Photo (MEGHAN PIERCE PHOTO)
Project Shakespeare launched an IndieGoGO campaign Saturday to raise money to send nine students to England in August to perform its student production of Hamlet on the Royal Shakespeare Company's outdoor stage in Stratford-upon-Avon.
"It is a big honor and it is a first," said Deborah S. Thurber, artist director of Project Shakespeare.
The aim of the IndieGoGo campaign is to raise a third of the costs, $10,000.
"Tell your friends, tell your friends to tell their friends because that's how we will make our money through the connections that we all have. We have to cast a large web these days," Thurber said.
For information, go to projectshakespeare.org.