|the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
Based in Grand Haven, Michigan, the Pigeon
Creek Shakespeare Company seeks to offer
performances of Shakespeare's works to
Michigan audiences in a variety of non-traditional
Pigeon Creek Shakespeare employs techniques
of theatrical performance such as universal
lighting and audience contact to adapt its
productions to multiple performance venues, and
to actively engage audience members in
The company's goals are to explore the original
theatrical practices of the acting companies of
Shakespeare's time; to provide high quality
productions of works by Shakespeare and his
contemporaries to regional theatre audiences; to
provide local actors, directors, and stage
managers the opportunity to work with these
wonderful scripts and to receive training in an
original practice approach to Shakespeare's
plays; and to maintain an organizational
philosophy in which theatre practitioners
participate in the administration of the company
on a regular basis.
Our Mission Statement
This past February,
PCSC particpated in
the first annual Lake
Effect Fringe Festival.
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left for donation
opportunities or check
out the LEFF page for
about the event itself!
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What our audiences are saying...
An audience member left this review on Google Places:
Bring on raw talent and spare me the tinsel! I was treated to a world class performance of
Hamlet on April 24, 2010 at Dog Story Theater, presented by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare
Company. While it takes a lot to impress me, I was utterly thunderstruck by the sheer
brilliance and talent in this company! I have seen a lot of Shakespeare but have never been
swept up and carried off with it like that because it was alive! If you are into big show-off
productions with lots of loud music, garish stage settings, and distracting costumery and
props, this isn't for you, and frankly, their acting doesn't need to hide behind superfluous
bells and whistles that appeal to the uninitiated. If you prefer to savor Shakespeare on the
strength of pure acting talent, a deep understanding of the literature, an incredible finesse
with the language (their cadence, emphasis, enunciation of Shakespearian English made it
sound "natural") and impeccable timing and synergy between the actors, then GO to the very
next performance by this company at this theater. You owe it to yourself if you are a true
aficionado of Shakespeare and good literature. I have eclectic taste in cultural events but I
appreciate anything that is well done. This is theater well done!
Michigan's only year-round, touring Shakespeare company
And our reviewers as well!
"There is a playfulness about Pigeon Creek's
production that makes it accessible. All of the
performers are skilled at engaging the
audience and bringing them into the action of
the play, either through the simple act of eye
contact, or by actually sitting next to them and
talking to them throughout the show. There is
a familiarity and ease with the language that
all of the players have, and they make the
eliciting of smiles from the audience seem
effortless throughout the entire show."
Bridgette M. Redman
For the second year, Pigeon Creek will
join with the Grand Valley
Shakespeare Festival to offer Will
Power! a Shakespeare Camp for
Check out our Education page for
Sean Kelley, Michael Empson and
Victoria Everitt as Romeo, Nurse and
Peter in our recent production of
Romeo and Juliet.
Some fun one-time only performances
and encores are coming up soon.
Maybe a little bumbling in Bunburry?
Maybe some twins lost at sea in Illyria?
Or...more witches and death?
Check out the Upcoming Productions
pages for some shows near you!
Thank you everyone who came to
Summer Season auditions. The cast
for Measure for Measure will be
posted soon, as well as updates on
supplementary auditions for Troilus