2020 VIRTUAL Season: September—December
“It was incredible!” ~ Sue, Stevens Point, WI
Audience reacts to Rosalind.
“We enjoyed every minute of Door Shakespeare’s video production of Rosalind! Director Michael Stebbins has combined a talented cast with perfect period costumes, music, clever set design, and a lot of creativity. He and his team use some of the simplest, most widely available technology to bring this engaging piece of theater to the comfort … and safety … of your living room. ~ Rich and Mary, Rochester, MN
“An exploration of the complexity of conventional norms set in a seemingly simpler time, Rosalind is presented as a great way to experience a theatrical performance in your own home. Working within the constraints of COVID, the talented cast and staff have found a creative way around those hurdles and produced a lovely playlet with a sweet story. Check it out! ~ Linda and Carl, Buffalo, NY
“My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed Door Shakespeare’s production of J.M Barrie’s one act play, Rosalind. In this time of socially distancing, the acting was so good, it played as though the actors hadn’t been filmed separately. To get wonderful performances like these from everyone in the cast without face to face interaction is a real tribute to the skill of director Michael Stebbins, and a credit to Ryan Schabach’s editing work for creating a seamless visual whole.
The three person cast was strong. Rhonda Rae Busch was a believable landlady and Alexander Johnson a convincing suitor, but Kay Allmand as Beatrice was especially brilliant, capturing as she did both the qualities of middle age and the lure—perhaps necessity—of being young.
We were glued to the screen the whole time and are looking forward to many more streaming shows to come from Door Shakespeare!” ~ Janice and David, Sturgeon Bay, WI
“Door Shakespeare, your Rosalind was a surprise and a delight! What an innovative, clever, and exciting production concept you’ve invented in this era of distancing and ZOOM presentations. You’re really onto something. And above and beyond this marriage of theatre, film, and distanced performing, the production itself was delightful, with good directing, acting, and camera/editing! Bravi tutti!” ~ Isabelle and Mark, Whitefish Bay, WI
“I was struck by the thought that the author/playwright’s best known work was about a boy that didn’t want to grow up, while Rosalind is about a woman that wasn’t permitted to.” ~ Steve, Chicago, IL
“We had a wonderful theatre experience last night, settled into our chairs at home! It was such a surprising and welcome treat to feel that ‘curtain going up’ feeling, even in these quarantine days. Rosalind, by J. M. Barrie, produced by the Door Shakespeare was a unique and engaging online experience. Three actors, in their separate homes, but in one room together onscreen? Yes, due to the skill and magic of director Michael Stebbins, his performers and his tech team. We enjoyed our ‘virtual’ night at the theatre very much indeed.” ~ Candace, Dallas, TX
44 minutes, 52 seconds
September 11 at 7:30 p.m.
September 12 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
September 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Thank you to our Season Sponsors!
Jackie and Steve Kane
Door Shakespeare is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.