Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. If you believe that Shakespeare’s characters deserve to celebrate the holidays too, then the “what if” holiday extravaganza, Shakespeare’s Super Snowy Seasonal Sleigh Ride Stage Show! by Lindsay Price is for you!
Shakespeare’s characters are festive. Very festive. And they deserve to be part of the corporate machine that celebrates the holidays every year!
Perhaps there are some characters who don’t exactly make the right choices that would fit the seasonal spirit… but if we can overlook that, so can you. Huzzah!
Let’s hear from the author!
1. Why did you write this play?
I love putting literary characters in situations they’d never find themselves in. How do their personality and behaviours translate into different scenarios?
2. Describe the theme in one or two sentences.
A holiday themed “what if” extravaganza.
3. What’s the most important visual for you in this play?
It’s not a visual, but the most important piece of the play are the character wants. Every single character, even if they only have a moment on stage, wants something. Bottom desperately wants to take over as host. Peaseblossom wants to be inclusive and detailed and if there was an informational slide deck, they wouldn’t be unhappy. Verges wants to eat 12 grapes and Dogberry wants nothing to do with it.
4. If you could give one piece of advice for those producing the play, what would it be?
Have fun, play the extremes of the character personalities, don’t use blackouts, and do a little googling to find out why all three witches are named Janet.
5. Why is this play great for student performers?
The play offers a great introduction to some iconic characters. The holidays will never be the same!
6. Why is this play great for online performances?
Acting is acting whether it’s on stage, 6ft apart or in a tiny screen box. Focus on character, communication, and conflict and you’ll be great.
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