The Rude Mechanicals are hosting an informational meeting for anyone interested in auditioning for the 2018-2019 acting company, the high school acting apprentice program, and the directing apprentice programs. We'll meet at The Uptown Theatre on April 26 at 6:30 PM. Artistic Director Ellicia Elliott will explain what changes are being made for the new season, how best to prepare to audition for the company, and to answer any questions you may have.
(Company auditions are scheduled for May 5th at FUSE.)
After the meeting, you are invited to stay to watch a powerful documentary, "Shakespeare Behind Bars," which focuses on a group of men in prison rehearsing and performing The Tempest.
This event is free and open to anyone wanting to find out more info about next year, and/or to watch this powerful documentary. For those only interested in watching the documentary, please arrive by 7:30 PM.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Ellicia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our annual birthday party for the Bard will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 2 PM to 4 PM at Paper Street Brewing Company in the Parkway in Richland.
We'll have cupcakes, trivia, prizes, and other fun odds and ends to celebrate the awesomeness of Shakespeare.
Update: Thank you to all who attended. Special thanks who signed up for a recurring donation to support our company! Huzzah!
Opening Weekend of The Merry Wives of Windsor
Dress up in your Dapper Best or as a Rockabilly Rebel, and you’ll receive free admission to our Backstage Pass and a free seat cushion rental (must purchase a ticket to the show). You’ll also be eligible to win some amazing prizes, have your photo taken at our Merry Wives photo booth, and have the opportunity for other opening weekend specials!
What do you get when you combine one disgraced knight, two crafty wives, three doting suitors, and a sea of polka dots? A comedy of course! The Rude Mechanicals, Eastern Washington’s premier Shakespeare theatre company, presents The Merry Wives of Windsor, February 15-17 and 22-24 at The Uptown Theatre in Richland.
This production utilizes a familiar setting: the 1950's TV sitcom that harkens back to “I Love Lucy." While the setting may be familiar, the design concept brings a bit of an edge combining the classic look of the 1950's with the added fun of rockabilly touches.
The Rude Mechanicals are dedicated to making Shakespeare entertaining and understandable. To help in further educating and enriching the experience for audiences, we offer a pre-show discussion called the Backstage Pass. Tickets for the Backstage Pass are $10 and are available in addition to tickets to the show.
Performances are February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 7 PM, with 2 PM matinees on February 17 and 24. Tickets will be available February 5 and range in price from $5 to $50 and are available at rmtheatre.org, the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet, and at the door.
This adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy is sure to be a zany, spirited, and hilarious evening!
Suitability Suggestions: This production is considered appropriate for all ages. Falstaff does attempt to seduce two women who are already married...but in very comedic ways. If you have any questions, please e-mail artistic director Ellicia Elliott at email@example.com
"Something wicked this way comes...."
The Rude Mechanicals proudly present MACBETH
On a barren heath, three sisters tell the great and bloodied Macbeth that he is fated to be King of Scotland. And so begins a terrifying series of events that lead to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers and their children. Macbeth and his Lady fall prey to a soul-corroding guilt as they desperately try and cling to the defiled crown.
Performances are October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, and 4 at The Uptown Theatre
Show time is 7 PM each night, along with 2 PM matinees on October 28 and November 4. Tickets on sale October 1 on our website and at the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music.
Suitability suggestions: This story of war and horrific choices resulting in tragic consequences may be most enjoyed by audience members ages 13 and up. This production will include stage violence and intense dramatic moments that may be overwhelming for younger audience members. A “Backstage Pass” pre-show event is available before each performance to discuss themes and elements of the play, and to answer any questions audience members may have. (Backstage Pass tickets are $10 and will be available at all ticket outlets.)
For more information, please e-mail Artistic Director Ellicia Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org
directed by Ellicia Elliot
October 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, and 4 at The Uptown Theatre.
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
directed by Emily Richman
February 15, 16, 17, and 22, 23, 24 at the Uptown Theatre.
directed by Cameron Milton
June 14, 15, 16, and 21, 22, 23 at the Uptown Theatre.
Questions? E-mail our Artistic Director, Ellicia Elliott, at email@example.com
Our final character poster for A Midsummer Night's Dream is here!
Hermia (played by Diana Milton) just wants to marry the woman she loves. But her father, Egeus, isn't happy about the idea, and Hermia and Lysandra decide to run away together. When misguided fairy magic turns the lovers against each other, watch out!
Only four shows left! Tickets are available now. Do you have your seat reserved yet?
The penultimate character poster for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is here, featuring Lysandra (played by Raleigh Hawthorne).
Lysandra is in love with Hermia, and wants to marry her, but Hermia's father isn't so keen on the idea. The pair decide to run away from Athens to be together... but when Lysandra gets dosed with some fairy love magic things get even more complicated!
A Midsummer Night's Dream continues this weekend. Tickets are available at now!
Helena begins the story being shunned by Demetrius, the man she loves. But when you introduce a little bit of fairy magic, Helena (played by Jamie Rogers) suddenly finds herself with more suitors than she had in mind!
Tech week is in full swing, and we're getting close to being able to share this production with you. Get your tickets now!