Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender

october, 2022

20oct8:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedShakespeare and the Alchemy of GenderThe Frederick Gunn School8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

The Frederick Gunn School Theatre Program is pleased to present the powerful one-woman show, “Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender,” written and performed by Lisa Wolpe, on Thursday, October 20, from 8-9 p.m. in the Tisch Family Auditorium of the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center on campus. Admission is free with general admission seating. No registration is required.

Wolpe is an expert on gender-flipping Shakespeare as well as an actress, director, teacher, writer, traveler, and distinguished scholar. Her solo show explores her experiences as an activist for inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and promoting women’s rights and racial equality. It features stories about her family, focusing on her father, Hans Wolpe, a hero in World War II, as well as pieces of Shakespeare, including Shylock, Hamlet, Richard III, and more, elucidating life lessons learned through playing male characters in the Shakespeare Canon.

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(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm