Thursday, March 24, 2011

Get discounted tickets to Propeller's Ann Arbor productions of Richard III and Comedy of Errors

Scene from Richard III

The University Musical Society has offered discounted tickets to Oberon members and readers of this blog to performances of Propeller all-male Shakespeare troupe March 30 through April 3 at the Power Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For schedule of performances and more information about the productions, see Richard III and Comedy of Errors.

Special Offer from UMS!
Members of the Oberon Shakespeare Study Group, and readers of this blog, are eligible for discounted tickets to Propeller performances – simply call the UMS Group Sales Office at (734) 763-3100 and mention the promotion code OBERON to receive up to 4 tickets for opening night of either title at $35 each and up to 4 tickets for any other performance during the run at 25% off per ticket!  This offer applies to both Richard III and Comedy of Errors performances; offer is not available at the door or on previously purchased tickets. Don’t forget to ask about coach transportation to Ann Arbor from Oakland County!



Propeller Theater Company: FREE Public Residency Events

Shaking-up 21st-Century Shakespeare: An Introduction to UK's Propeller Company 

Monday, March 28, 7:00 pm
U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium
Guitars, gurneys and gore all play a part in the all-male Shakespeare company Propeller's upcoming production of Richard III, and the company likewise reinvents and re-imagines The Comedy of Errors. Discover how Propeller creates new interpretations of the classics in a lecture led by University of Warwick Professor of English Carol Rutter. A collaboration with U-M Museum of Art and the U-M Department of English Language and Literature.

From the Bard to the Boardroom, Part II 
Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 pm
Ross School of Business, Room 2240
University of Warwick Professor of English Carol Rutter leads a practical workshop for the Ross Leadership Initiative on the connections between Shakespeare, theatrical performance, and leadership in business practice. Open to the public. A collaboration with Ross Leadership Initiative. 

Post-performance Q&A (Richard III
Wednesday, March 30, after the performance
Power Center
Audience members have the opportunity to interact with members of Propeller's artistic staff and acting company after the performance. Must have ticket to attend. 

Post-performance Q&A (The Comedy of Errors
Thursday, March 31, after the performance
Power Center
Audience members have the opportunity to interact with members of Propeller's artistic staff and acting company after the performance. Must have ticket to attend. 

Brownbag: All-Male Shakespeare in Post-Modern England 
Friday, April 1, 12:00 noon
U-M Lane Hall, Room 2239 (204 S. State Street, Ann Arbor)
Panel discussion with University of Warwick Professor Carol Rutter, University of Michigan Professor Barbara Hodgdon, Propeller Artistic Director Edward Hall, and other company members on gender roles in contemporary performances of Shakespeare. What are the challenges, questions, and opportunities when playing both male and female roles within an all-male cast? The panelists will also discuss Propeller's overall post-modern approach to interpreting these classic texts. A collaboration with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, U-M Department of Women's Studies, and U-M Institute for the Humanities.

Propeller Welcome Reception 
Friday, April 1, after the performance
U-M Alumni Center
Join UMS in welcoming Propeller Theater Company to Ann Arbor! Complimentary light appetizers and cash bar provided.

Shakespeare Behind the Scenes: Unlocking the Magic of Propeller Theater Company

Saturday, April 2, 5:15 pm
Audiences get the chance to observe the changeover of the set from Richard III to The Comedy of Errors. Members of the company discuss their technical process, their design, and how theater magic really happens!