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Young Thespians Bring the Bard’s Dreams to Life – for Him and for the Audience

Fringe Festival Folks should take time step out of the heat into the Theater in the Round site for a true breath of fresh!  Upper grade students from St. Paul Waldorf School are breathing that fresh air into the words of the Bard himself.

A cast of talented superstars from the Waldorf Class of 2012 are presenting three more performances of Perchance to Dream, a delightfully entertaining take on the dream life of William Shakespeare created by Scott Gilbert and Hannah Steblay.

Whether or not you know the plays, you’ll recognize the themes and the phrases as these young thespians recreate Shakespeare’s dreams in which he encounters the cast of characters who will ultimately populate the stage at the Abbey.  It’s fast-paced, lively, and just plain fun to watch these nimble youth capture the stage while quoting – and remembering – excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays, just enough to remind the audience of the play itself.

Congratulations to the creators, the cast, the crew, and the Waldorf administration and teachers who knew their 12-13 year olds could master the master himself.

Additional performances are Tuesday, August 9, 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 14, 4:00 p.m. – at at Theater In the Round.

Learn more about Perchance to Dream, the creators, cast and crew on the Fringe website.