We’ve had a marvelous May hosting Yellow Rose Productions, Circle Modern Dance and Tiger Lily Theatre performances at Modern Studio. There’s much more performing arts goodness to come…

Theatre Magic!

First up, we have 70/30 Creative’s take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, edited to run approximately 75 minutes, at 8:00 PM on Saturday May 27th. FREE ADMISSION ($15 suggested donation) – they’ll make it worth your while, so what’s it worth to you?

BYOB, rated “PG-13” (parental discretion advised – the littles can catch a family-friendly version on Sunday at Ijams at 2pm)

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves tangled about an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. A feuding Fairy King and Queen cross paths with Bottom (Billy Kyle Roach), Quince (Caleb Burnham), and their gang of “rude mechanicals” presenting a play within the play. Chief mischief-maker Robin Goodfellow aka Puck (Raine Palmer) is on-hand to make sure the course of true love is anything but smooth. Games of mayhem, love and fantasy ensue in Shakespeare’s most magical comedy.

Yes, and…

Can’t get enough of Billy Kyle? Coming up in June, we’re very excited to announce that Full Disclosure Comedy is coming to Modern Studio, with their unique brand of intelligent, long-form improv comedy. The improv shows are still free and BYOB. Also, we will have food trucks on hand to make for a delicious dinner show.

Also, also? Their teaching workshops! The workshops are $15 per student, or $20 if you bring a friend to embarrass. More info coming soon!

June 4, @7pm: Long-form Improv Workshop
June 6, @8pm Full Disclosure Comedy Improv
June 18, @7pm: Long-form Improv Workshop
June 20, @8pm: Full Disclosure Comedy Improv

“The essential doesn’t change…”

Also, in June, we welcome director and UT student, Holly Montgomery, and All Campus Theatre as they present Beckett’s absurdly existential and/or existentially absurd Waiting for Godot. Performances are $15 general admission, $10 for students with ID.

Waiting for Godot tells the story of two men, Estragon and Vladimir, as they wait by a barren tree for the arrival of someone named Godot. While waiting, they quarrel, dance, contemplate suicide, eat, sleep, and discuss philosophy, religion, life, and death. As night draws near, they meet a Master and his Slave, and a young Boy claiming that he has been sent by Mr. Godot. When the same events take place the next day, the two men begin to question their existence and the inevitable futility of their wait for Godot, in what The NY World Telegram describes as “a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man’s spirit in the face of little hope.”

June 15, 16, & 17 @7:30pm
June 18 @2:00pm
Special encore performances: July 8 @7:30pm and July 9 @2:00pm