The Irondale Ensemble Project is as close as we come these days to the Elizabethan acting companies that once presented Shakespeare’s plays to the Earl of Leicester, Sir Francis Drake and the Virgin Queen of England. ...What is on offer is the miracle of the word made flesh. I wish you joy in it.” —Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly
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Shakespeare wrote his plays in bursts of creative energy. In the year 1599 in twelve short months, he turned out the crowning achievement of a life time.

For four weeks five members of the Irondale core company have joined with three members of our extended family in an intense investigation of how these four plays grew out of each other, relate to each other, and even combine to form one singular epic story.

Join us the evening of October 24, 2014 to share a first look at our process and progression: Hal and Brutus and Rosalind and Hamlet: A journey from god-given certainty to the abyss of existential doubt.

October 24 | 7:30PM | FREE EVENT


Summer Stage Play

1599: TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE’S GREATEST YEAR Is a new program being offered this year to help family audience connect to Irondale’s mainstage work. We plan to host 4 story-version performance and workshop sessions for families.
Workshops will be held 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Open to people ages 5 and up.
$15 for parents, $10 for kids, each additional child is $5:

• Saturday November 8, 2014 – Henry V
• Saturday December 13, 2014 – Julius Caesar
• Saturday February 7, 2015 – As You Like It
• Saturday March 7, 2015 - Hamlet
• And a bonus St. Joan themed workshop Saturday May 9, 2014

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