[ed - in lieu of an actor's blog this week, we decided to article the weekend we have planned in honour of Shakeys' B-day. If you're in the West Michigan area this weekend, you're in for a treat. If not, please please please find some celebration in your own town, or make your own and reply to us. Maybe we'll put it up on the website with your photo if it's really fun...]

Here’s the laydown on perhaps the busiest Shakespeare weekend on earth (a.k.a. his Birthday weekend!)

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
(Shakespeare’s most controversial!)
Dog Story Theater
7 Jefferson SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Friday Night: 8pm
Saturday Night (Gala Night-see below): 8pm
Sunday Afternoon: 3pm

Music and Prologues start 10 minutes to curtain!
Special “Bard Beyond the Boards” lecture series offered before each Saturday performance (EMO Series included)!

Visit Dog Story Theater for tix and info!!

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ACTORS NEEDED

Auditions for CYMBELINE; 7 men needed for a ALL-MALE experiment in original staging practices. Auditionees need resume, head-shot and a 12-15 line verse monologue prepared.

11am – 1pm – DOG STORY THEATER (no appointment necessary)

Check out the PCSC website for more information: PCSC AUDITION GUIDELINES

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Christopher Marlowe’s THE JEW OF MALTA

A staged-reading via our E.M.O. (Early Modern Others) Series

3pm, Saturday, April 23rd
Tix are “Pay What You Will”

Visit Dog Story Theater for information.

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AND THE PINNACLE OF THE WEEKEND!

SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY GALA

Watch Saturday, April 23rd’s performance of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE…

….then stay for cake, punch and wild entertainment (i.e. deleted scenes, outtakes, parody sequels and more) in honour of our Lord Patron Saint William Shakespeare’s Birthday.

Visit Dog Story Theater for tix.

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Hope to see you all there to celebrate 447 years of the Bard,
The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company