Written by kate Harner
The performance is directed by Jerry Winters, part-time professor of theatre at Eastern. This popular pastoral shows the worlds of the court and countryside colliding as it explores the themes of love, betrayal and human follies. Eastern's production gives Shakespeare's plot a modern twist by replacing the original Elizabethan aristocracy with the media empire of Duke Frederick and court entertainment and marketing. It uses recorded and live video, which Kara Williams '10, produced with the help of Communication Professor Denise Matthews. The show will also include live wrestling.
The communities of Eastern and Willimantic worked together on the production. The cast includes theatre majors, other Eastern students and community actors. Local musician and songwriter Kevin Scott composed the production's original music. Robert Sweetnum, theatre professor at Eastern, designed the multilevel set for the show.
For reservations, call the Box Office at (860) 465-5123.