June 24th- July 19th
(no class July 1-5)
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Campus for Imagination and Wonder, 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe 85281
Price: $630 (Early Bird $590 before March 1st)
Take center stage with this skill-intensive performance class! Students will refine acting skills through the process of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in a full-length play. Professional actors, directors, and choreographers straight off Childsplay's stages will direct Hamlet. The first two weeks of rehearsals are on our main campus and the last week students rehearse at the Tempe Center for the Arts with final performances at 11 am and 2 pm on Friday, July 20th.
(This class does not meet from July 1-5th)
About the play:
As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Bring Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity and disguise to the stage at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Note about Extended Care:
All extended care takes place at Childsplay's Campus for Imagination and Wonder in Tempe. During the final week of this class, when rehearsals occur at the Tempe Center for the Arts, young people enrolled in extended care will be transported between the theater and campus by Childsplay staff in company vehicles. Caregivers must sign a vehicle release for students enrolled in an onstage class and extended care.
If you have a question, please contact Childsplay Academy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.