Monadnock region thespians to celebrate Bard's birth
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | April 16. 2014 9:35PM
Project Shakespeare students performing at a celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday next week include Christopher Commander, center, as Hamlet; from left, center and around, Jennifer Migotsky, Ryan Hoiriis (with hand on chin), Yasmine Seghir, Genna Weidner, Cailin Ennis, Alexa Murray, Patrick Sherlock and Kaitlynn Shea. (Courtesy)
“Speak, Drink & Be Merry — All Things Hamlet!” will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Monadnock Inn in Jaffrey Center.
This is Project Shakespeare’s second annual fundraiser and is part of a year-long effort to send nine of the Project Shakespeare students to England in August to perform its student production of Hamlet on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor stage in the Stratford-upon-Avon.
What better way to raise funds for the trip then to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Thurber said.
Students ages 8 and older will present the evening of skits and songs in celebration of the most performed play in the world, she said.
All the proceeds will go to Project Shakespeare’s “For England!” Fund.
Project Shakespeare students performing include Christopher Commander, Luke Wilson, Ryan Hoiriis, Alexa Murray, Cailin Ennis, Patrick Sherlock, Jennifer Migotsky, Yasmine Seghir, Lauren LeBritton and Genna Weidner.
For more information, go to projectshakespeare.org.