Celebrate the 450th Birthday of the Bard The Birthday Bash!

The Birthday Bash!

On Friday & Saturday, April 25-26, Elements Theatre Company presents a weekend of performances, lectures, and celebrations honoring Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.  The weekend events include performances of an original work, Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language, presented by Elements Theatre company, as well as lectures by local resident John Clark, PhD., C.E.C., Founder of The Inquiring Mind classes, a pre-show Birthday Dinner, gallery display of Shakespeare’s life and work, and opportunities to record sonnets for the Word Made Flesh online sonnet project.  Please join us!

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 25, 2014

7:00 Pre-performance lecture with John F. Clark
8:00 Performance of Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language
Reception following

Saturday, April 26, 2014

12:00-2:00 Bag lunches available for purchase, browse the gallery display, record a sonnet for the Word Made Flesh project
2:00 Pre-performance lecture with John F. Clark
3:00 Matinee performance of Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language
4:30 Gallery open and record a sonnet
5:15 Service of Choral Evensong
6:15 Birthday Dinner
8:00 Performance of Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language
Reception following

Paraclete House, Rock Harbor, Orleans

Show only: $30, $25 Seniors, 18 and under free

Dinner theatre: $60, $55 Seniors, 18 and under $18

For ticket reservations for dinner and performances, click here or call 508-240-2400.

About the Performance:
Labyrinth: A Legacy of Language

UntitledFrom the heights of Shakespeare’s own time to the current day, every writer who has put pen to page has done so under the guiding light of the Bard’s influence. What better way to celebrate Shakespeare’s marvelous heritage than to explore the traces of his genius left to us in the writings of his artistic children. Labyrinth will take you on a journey through the works of other great playwrights through the centuries: Stoppard, Williams, Ibsen, and Sheridan, until at last you reach the core and center – Shakespeare’s own works.

About John F. Clark, Ph.D., C.E.C.

John Clark, born and educated in England, is now a year-round resident of Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

He has taught for the British Council in Beirut, at the American University of Beirut, at UCLA, where he was nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award, and at Central Washington University. John holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and English Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin and is one of the editors of The Dictionary of American Regional English.

If you can’t make it to our Birthday Bash please join us on Livestream for John Clark’s lecture on Friday April 25th at 7:00pm EST.