The Play’s The Thing, Shakespeare introduction for kids aged 12-13

Join veteran actor Chuck Schwager ( for The Play’s The Thing, a six-week introduction to Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for children aged 12 and 13. This program will culminate with a performance at The W Gallery of Wayland. The play will be abridged to about 45 minutes; parts will be assigned collaboratively between the teacher and the students. Some parts will be simply crowd parts so that students who want to dip their toes into Shakespeare can do so with a minimum of memorizing lines. Other parts will be speaking parts and require memorization. During the course one or perhaps more professional local actors will be attending to give students insight into acting as a profession and assist Chuck with rehearsals. Classes will be held over the course of six Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30pm at the W Gallery from November 9 through December 14. The play will take place at The W Gallery on December 19 at 4 pm. The price is $245 plus a $10 materials fee. Learn more and register on our website:


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