Arts & Culture
4:50 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Fort Wayne Celebrates a Full Day of Shakespeare, One Line at a Time

Playwright and director Jack Cantey is hosting the Shakespeare-athon, a 24-hour celebration of the Bard's works.
Credit Courtesy / Jack Cantey

People around the world have been celebrating the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, the 'Bard of Avon' himself.

In Fort Wayne, fans of Shakespeare are marking the occasion with a "24-Hour Shakespeare-athon" at Wunderkammer Company beginning Friday night as the clock strikes midnight.

WBOI's Julia Meek invited playwright and director Jack Cantey to the Madge Rothschild Studios to discuss the staying power of Shakespeare's work and the details of this birthday bash.

Listen to Julia Meek's interview with Jack Cantey.

Event Information:

Saturday, April 26th, 12 A.M. to 11:59 P.M. Come celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday by reading his plays and poems out loud! Readings are open to everyone--come and go as you please. (Bring Your Own Shakespeare--free WiFi available.)

SCHEDULE:
12am: Macbeth
3am: Cymbeline
7am: As You Like It
10am: Titus Andronicus
1pm: Juliet & Romeo (a new adaptation of the play)
4pm: The Tempest
6:30pm: Your Favorite Speeches & Sonnets
8:30pm: Readers' Choice (everyone present will vote on which play we read)

Hosted by Jack Cantey

Wunderkammer Company
3402 Fairfield Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN  46807