Love’s Labour’s Lost, next week!


Back for its 14th season, Tuscaloosa’s The Rude Mechanicals will present Shakespeare’s comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” 8 p.m. each night, June 1-4, in The Park at Manderson Landing; in case of rain, the show will move indoors to the Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall on the UA campus.

Free admission. Live pre-show music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Patrons should bring blankets, chairs or other seating material. For more, call 348-0343.

The Facebook Event

The Rude Mechanicals presents: Shakescenes


Once again the Rude Mechanicals is riding to the rescue of Tuscaloosans in need of a Shakespeare fix.

On August 11-13 (Thursday-Saturday) at our usual time of 7:30pm in the Park at Manderson Landing, we’ll be performing:

Shake-Scenes #5 (in 3-D, and you won’t need to wear those silly glasses!) with many familiar faces in the cast.  AND with songs (lots of ‘em, lyrics by Will himself), sonnets (have any favorites?  Bring a copy and either recite it to all of us or we’ll do it for you!), soliloquies and maybe a scene or 2.

Our focus this year will be songs and sonnets.  And audience interactivity, if you’d like to get up and participate.  (And, if not, then just come, sit, listen, chuckle at antics and tear up at the emotional lines.)

Our running time should be between one hour and 90 minutes.

We’ll get some flyers out.  But tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your car pool buddies and anyone else you think might find this as much fun.


The Rude Mechanicals presents Shakespeare’s Tempest


Opening night is Thursday June 2! The run is Thur-Sat June 2-4 and the next week June 9-11.

Music at 7pm, show at 7:30pm.  The Facebook event:

Free Admission.

Shakespeare’s last full-length play, approx. 90-100 minutes. Bring chairs or blankets for seating, also bring bug spray.

RAIN: performance will take place in the Allen Bales Theatre on the UA campus, in Rowand-Johnson Bldg, Stadium Drive off Marr’s Spring Rd.

The cast includes Deborah Parker (Prospero), Mark Hughes Cobb (Caliban), Abby Jones (Ariel), Ashley Kontos (Miranda), Rebecca Kling (Alonso), Wescott Youngson (Gonzalo), Jerrill Bowden (Ferdinand), Russ Frost (Stephano), Peyton Conley (Trinculo), Matt Lewis (Antonio), Nic Helms (Sebastian), Laurie Arizumi (Adrian), Jonathan Hinnen (Boatswain, Francisco), with original music by Mark Hughes Cobb. Directed by Steve Burch.

Poster by Paula Dennis.