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Shakespeare on the Waltham Common presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

Shakespeare on the Waltham Common presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Waltham MA Common, 610 Main Street, Waltham, MA
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Shakespeare's Ghost: What if...William Shakespeare, famed playwright and poet has spent the last 400 years haunting theaters? And what would happen if he decided one day to speak with YOU? Professional actor J.T. Turner brings William Shakespeare to life and presents an engaging show filled with stories about Shakespeare's life and work, featuring scenes from his most beloved comedies, tragedies and histories. This is a touching and light-hearted romp through the life and works of the world's most famous playwright, with plenty of audience interaction, making Shakespeare accessible for all. Shakespeare's Ghost was written by J.T. Turner (and the Bard!) for an adult audience, but all are welcome. It includes around 18 different soliloquies from almost as many of his plays, along with anecdotes about the staging of these works over the last 400 years. The conceit of this show is that Shakespeare has been watching his plays being produced from his time until present, and has gathered some very interesting stories to share about what has happened along the way. Run time: 90 minutes with brief intermission. 

PERFORMER: J.T. Turner is an award-winning professional actor, director and writer, with credits on stage, screen and audio. A member of SAG-AFTRA & Actors Equity, J.T. is also a historical re-enactor, touring theaters, museums, schools, libraries, bookstores & more in his original one-man shows about William Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, Robert Frost, Benjamin Franklin, Aesop, Washington Irving, and other literary and historic characters. He was Founder & Director of moonlight productions, a theater company dedicated to using theater as an outreach tool for children and teens, and is Artistic Director of The Actors Company. J.T. is also a professional fight choreographer, circus ringmaster, lecturer, and acting & public speaking coach. He offers workshops, consulting & coaching services on the topics of our shows as well as acting, auditioning, directing, writing, stage combat, circus skills, public speaking, dialect/accent work, and more. www.jtturner.org