An Evening With Play on!Sunday, April 22nd 6:30PM
Livermore Shakespeare Festival presents An Evening With Play on!
Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday and get an inside peek at this summer’s show. Featuring Summer 2018 actors performing scenes from The Winter’s Tale, a translation from Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On! program by special OSF guests: playwright Tracy Young & dramaturg Ben Pryor. A lively Q&A and discussion will round out the evening.
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April 22, 2018
$45 Per Person
$45 ticket includes dessert buffet, 1 glass of wine, and presentation. Additional wine can be purchased during event.
3005 Mines Road
Call (925) 443-2273 for questions.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Special Guests
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Playwright
Tracy Young is a theatre director and playwright. Tracy developed several original plays with The Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles, including the musicals Hysteria (Ovation Award), Euphoria;(Ovation and LA Weekly Awards) and A Fairy Tale (Garland and GLAAD Image Awards), as well as Dreamplay, a meditation on Carl Jung’s theories of collective unconscious. She created several adaptations of classic plays and novels, including the critically acclaimed Candude, or The Optimistic Civil Servant (from Voltaire’s Candide for Cornerstone Theatre Company), The Servant of Two Masters and The Imaginary Invalid for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (with co-adaptor Oded Gross), and most recently a theatrical adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. Her most challenging and joyful work to date is Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (with co-adaptor Bill Rauch), a simultaneous telling of Euripides’ Medea, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Earlier forays into Shakespearean translation include productions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Idaho Shakespeare Festival.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Dramaturg
Ben Pryor is the Provost and CEO of Antioch University Seattle. Before serving as a dramaturge for Play On!, Pryor was a founder and longtime member of the Glacity Theatre Collective in Toledo, Ohio. As an actor with GTC he appeared in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Breathing Corpses, Eurydice, Suburban Motel, All’s Well, Betrayal, Waiting for Godot,& Exhibition, Hunting Cockroaches& ;and Circle Mirror Transformation. Pryor joined the GTC for the Toledo Symphony’s production of Stoppard and Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at Carnegie Hall in 2011.
Pryor is originally from southern California where he attended the Johnston Center of the University of Redlands where he played Ferdinand in The Tempest. He has worked with the South Coast Repertory Theatre and has appeared in short films and a children’s television production for ABC. Pryor has a Ph.D. in Philosophy.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissioned playwrights and dramaturgs to translate Shakespeare’s works into contemporary modern English. Playwright Tracy Young and dramaturg Ben Pryor will discuss their process of translating Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Thank you to Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Tracy Young, Ben Pryor, and Murrieta’s Well for supporting Livermore Shakespeare Festival in this special event.