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The Tempest   Leave a comment

Photo credited to aussiegall on flickr

Photo credited to aussiegall on flickr

Thought to be the final play that Shakespeare wrote by himself, THE TEMPEST is filled with amazing characters and scenes. It is the story of Prospero the Magician and his daughter Miranda marooned on a strange island for many years. Scholars have often thought that the play is autobiographical and that Prospero’s final words are Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage as he prepared to retire.

The MacAllister Amphitheater, Garfield Park

SEPTEMBER 27 & 28
OCTOBER 4 & 5

8:00 pm

(Rain dates: October 11 & 12)

FREE

Posted September 16, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Garfield Shakespeare Company Presents “The Matchmaker”   Leave a comment

Jonathan Kratzner as Horace and Laura Kelley as Dolly. Photo by Joe Konz.

Jonathan Kratzner as Horace and Laura Kelley as Dolly. Photo by Joe Konz.

WHAT: The Garfield Shakespeare Company moves into the twentieth century by presenting Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker”, the hilarious comedy which inspired the long-running musical “Hello Dolly!” In 1890’s New York, the charming Dolly Levi is busy finding love-matches for everyone, including herself.

Chris Burton as Malachi Stack and Tony Van Pelt as the cabman. Photo by Joe Konz.

Chris Burton as Malachi Stack and Tony Van Pelt as the cabman. Photo by Joe Konz.

WHERE: Presented indoors at the Garfield Park Arts Center by The Garfield Shakespeare Company.

WHEN: March 08, 09, 15, 16 at  7:00pm, March 17 at 2:00pm

Laura Kelley as Dolly, Mike Merrick as Cornelius, Katie Schneider as Irene Molloy, and Robert Routier as Ambrose. Photo by Joe Konz.

Laura Kelley as Dolly, Mike Merrick as Cornelius, Katie Schneider as Irene Molloy, and Robert Routier as Ambrose. Photo by Joe Konz.

COST: FREE. Reservations can be made by visiting the GPAC or by calling 327-7135.

Click here for directions to the GPAC.

Many thanks to Joe Konz for sharing his photos with us!

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Posted February 16, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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The Art of Improvisation   Leave a comment

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Learn short-form improv skills including: the “Yes, and” philosophy, being in the moment, and listening to and trusting your scene partners. Instructor Tom Robertson studied improv at Chicago’s famed Second City Theatre and ComedySportz.

Feb 26 – Apr 02          Thursdays          6:30 – 8:30pm          Ages 14 +

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205701, or call (317) 327-7135.

This class will also be available:

Apr 16 – May 21          Thursdays          6:30 – 8:30pm              Course #205703

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Winter/Spring Program Guide.

Posted February 7, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Dramatic Play   Leave a comment

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Your preschooler will play and learn as they pretend to be characters from books, nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Drama games keep the participants moving, thinking, and smiling. $25 for 6 classes.

Feb 02 – Mar 09          Saturdays          10:45 – 11:30am          Ages 4 – 5

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205652, or call (317) 327-7135.

This class will also be available:

Apr 13 – May 18        Saturdays           10:45 – 11:30am         Course # 205653

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Winter/Spring Program Guide.

Posted January 15, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Creative Drama I & II   Leave a comment

Theatre group on MacAllister stage

Explore storytelling and performance through basic theatre games and acting scenes. This class is a fun and totally non-scary introduction to live performance on the big stage. $30 for 6 classes.

Feb 02 – Mar 09         Saturdays         9:30 – 10:30am          Ages 6 – 8

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205655, or call (317) 327-7135.

This class will also be available:

Apr 13 – May 18             Saturdays          9:30 – 10:30am         Course # 205656

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Winter/Spring Program Guide.

This fun and energetic class encourages participants to develop their performance skills as they engage in theatre improvisation games and scripted scene work. $30 for 6 classes.

Feb 02 – Mar 09         Saturdays         11:45am – 12:45pm         Ages 9 – 12

Register online by visiting Play Indy and looking up Course #205659, or call (317) 327-7135.

This class will also be available:

Apr 13 – May 18             Saturdays          11:45am – 12:45pm         Course # 205660

Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Winter/Spring Program Guide.

Posted January 14, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Open Auditions for “The Matchmaker”   4 comments

Garfield Shakespeare Company

Auditions for the Garfield Shakespeare Company’s next performance “The Matchmaker” will be held at the Garfield Park Arts Center next week. All auditioning will be asked to read from the script.

Tuesday, January 8

Wednesday, January 9

6:30-9:30 pm

 

Posted January 4, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Register for 2013 Winter/Spring Classes   Leave a comment

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Did you know that for about $5 an hour you can get one-on-one instruction on how to draw? Instructor Tom Leavitt says, “I truly believe that anyone CAN draw and if you join me, I’ll prove it to you.” His class teaches composition, line, form, and perspective. Hop on over to PlayIndy and look up Anyone Can Draw!, Course #205751.

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