It’s that time of year again, friends. We are one week away from our annual summer Shakespeare production! This year’s play, Much Ado About Nothing (no, not the Much Ado in the park with Lily Rabe — the OTHER Much Ado in the OTHER park), is one for the whole fam. For real. Tons of laughs, dancing like you’ve never seen at Smith Street Stage, and a live band! Don’t take my word for it though, you should definitely check the facts in person. Preferably at a performance. Want an idea of what you’ll be seeing? Check it:
I don’t think I’m speaking out of bias, but I am in the play (this blog post brought to you by one Sophia Tupy: Summer Assistant and “Ursula” in Much Ado). Here’s the info, just in case you missed the online invite:
As we gear up for our tech weekend (that’s theater speak for that time we start to include the smart people who add all the lights and/or sound for the show, among other things), there is a lot to celebrate already with this play. The company has been working incredibly hard, dancing their butts off, and creating a seriously lovely piece of theater. And yes, I mentioned the dancing twice — knew it wouldn’t get past you — because we worked really hard on it, and it will be fantastic. This is surely one for the books, especially since (drum roll) we finally got our 501(C)(3) status!
This recent (and very exciting) development is a good reminder, being so close to the show. We really are doing this for the people of Carroll Park — our audiences — not for the cash. It’s a community experience, and as of this weekend the whole Smith Street Stage community will have a hand in making this show happen. A lot of energy has been put in by a lot of hardworking, talented people, and I can guarantee the ease and joy of the performances will reflect that. Plus, who doesn’t love free shows, right? So if you missed Lily and Hamish, come see the same play in a different park with (mostly) different people! For no money!
Bring some seating (because rain can happen), and bring some friends — see you soon!
Sincerely — Sophia Tupy and the Smith Street Stage Summer Assistants
(So much alliteration! We could be a band! The possibilities…)