The Shakespeare Stealer – live performance at the Pulse Opera House
March 13 - March 15
Action! Adventure! Comedy! Mystery!
Adapted by Gary Blackwood from his acclaimed children’s novel, The Shakespeare Stealer has it all….and sword fights!
The year is 1601 and William Shakespeare has just written The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. A fourteen year old orphan, Widge, is apprenticed to Dr. Simon Bright who teaches him a rare form of shorthand called charactery. Widge uses his gift for words to steal sermons for Dr. Bright. A mysterious black caped stranger arrives. He purchases Widge to steal the script of Hamlet from Shakespeare for a rival theatrical company. Widge is transported to Shakespeare’s theatre where he learns lines, sword play, stagecraft and theatrical traditions of the Elizabethan theatre. Full of action and a touch of mystery, this play is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
The performances are weekends, March 6, 7, 8; 13, 14, 15; 20, 21, 22. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 4:00 p.m. The box office opens one hour before the performance. Visit www.pulseoperahouse.org or call the box office at 260.375.7017 for ticket info and show times. For more info, follow the Pulse Opera House on Facebook