Since its inception, Naked Shakespeare has been dedicated to presenting the words of the Bard in locations that have inherent dramatic value. This October, the company brings its unique performance style of speeches and short scenes to the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). Presented in conjunction with the PMA fall show Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, the performance features pairs of actors in three different locations throughout the PMA presenting the environmentally-staged pieces that have become the company’s trademark. The October 16th performance is part of the monthly Third Thursday party at the PMA, in which the museum stays open to the public until 9pm and offers refreshments, music, and entertainment.Pieces to be performed at this show are as follows:
First Floor Gallery – Portia (Merchant of Venice), Shylock (Merchant of Venice), Pericles/Marina (Pericles);
L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries – Angelo/Isabella (Measure for Measure), Macbeth/Lady Macbeth (Macbeth);
Third Floor Gallery – Julia (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Brutus/Portia (Julius Caesar).
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th at 5:15pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th at 11am