The Front Row at Camp Broadway began last season when $20 tickets for college students were made available for The Iceman Cometh. More than 8,700 college and university students were able to experience theatre at an affordable price.
The March 7 seminar will focus on Shakespeare's works and the task of translating and presenting contemporary adaptations while staying true to the author's themes. The seminar will feature the casts and creators of The Donkey Show (which adapts A Midsummer Night's Dream into the ultimate '70s disco experience) and Bomb-itty of Errors (adapted from Shakespeare's mistaken-identity farce, Comedy of Errors).
Production notes indicate that the creative aspects of both adaptations will be discussed and students will see costume and scenic design sketches displayed in the lobby.
The Donkey Show is currently running at El Flamingo nightclub (547 West 21st Street) and Bomb-itty of Errors is now playing at 45 Bleecker Street. Student tickets for The Donkey Show and Bomb of Errors can be purchased at a discounted rate of $20. The free seminar on March 7 takes place at 5:30 PM at 45 Bleecker (corner of Lafayette). For reservations and student tickets call Julie Rowe at (212) 575-2953.
-- By Murdoch McBride