Yesterday, I went to see the closing day of "Timon of Athens" by William Shakespeare and directed by Tony Pisculli and Eleanor Svaton at The ARTS at Marks Garage, the small intimte theater in Chinatown in Honolulu.
Three productions are part of this year's Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. The first one was "Troilus and Cressida" in July.
"As You Like It", the last production, will be held:
August 23-24, 28-31 at 7:30pm
August 25 & September 1 at 3:30pm
For information about the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, visit www.HawaiiShakes.org.
Advance tickets are available through www.BrownPaperTickets.com or (800) 838-3006
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My personal review: Frankly and sad to say, I have never gone to a play by William Shakespeare. NOW I AM HOOKED, especially in this small theater where you seem to interact with the players. There can't be more than 50 people in the audience.
In the audience yesterday, was Professor Terence Knapp, known for his years of teaching, creating, promoting and performing theater in Hawaii. In fact, it was at the invitation of Terence Knapp that Dame Judi Dench, Companion of Honour by the Queen's personal gift and Britains Most Outstanding Actress (as voted by her peers) consented to the Patron of the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival.