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Zip through Shakespeare at Acme’s free show

Dancing in a rap about Shakespeare's "Othello" are Acme Theatre Company members, from left, Alina Lusebrink, Hannah Nielsen and Leah Julian. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, on the outdoor stage at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Courtesy photo

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From page A7 | May 23, 2012 |

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What: “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” presented by the Acme Theatre Company

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, with a barbecue at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Davis Art Center outdoor stage, 1919 F St.

Admission: Free

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means it’s time for Acme Theatre Company’s gift to the community: a free production of Shakespeare.

The company will present “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” written by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer, this weekend on the outdoor stage at the Davis Art Center.

“What does Shakespeare have to do with football, rap, bad Scottish accents and cooking shows? Come find out as we revive this hilarious show that visits each and every one of Shakespeare’s plays …with a cast of nine versatile actors and some truly bad wigs,” a news release said.

The cast includes Camila Biaggi, Alina Lusebrink, Antonio De Loera-Brust, Nick Mead, Wil Forkin, Hannah Nielsen, Aaron Hirst, Brian Stewart and Leah Julian.

The show is directed by Emily Henderson, Hope Raymond and Geoffrey Albrecht, with stage management by Deanna Gee.

The free production promises fun for the whole family.

“Bring your own picnic dinner, a blanket or lawn chair and plenty of layers” for the chilly evening, the news release adds.

Acme Theatre Company has been presenting quality theater in Davis for the past 32 years. “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)” will be Acme’s 108th major production.

Since 1981, more than 3,000 young people in Davis and Yolo County have participated in Acme productions. The only Sacramento area community theater group run exclusively by and for high school age students, Acme is fully self-supporting, deriving funds from ticket sales and from its summer youth drama program.

The company presents three to four productions each year, drawing from the best dramatic literature from around the world. Acme has concentrated on presenting plays with themes relevant to the community, the nation and the world.

Recent productions have included Barry Kornhauser’s adaptation of “Cyrano,” Acme alum Braindaniel Oglesby’s “Shane of Third Street,” Mary Zimmerman’s “The Secret in the Wings,” Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” Naomi IIzuka’s “Anon(ymous),” Ken Ludwig’s “The Three Musketeers,” William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice.”

Notable past productions include “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman, an examination of hate crime; Wendy Mcleod’s “The Water Children,” a drama concerning abortion rights; Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters”; and “A Carnival of Follies,” an original comedy by Dave Burmester, the artistic director of Acme for 28 years.

For more information on Acme or this weekend’s show, contact Artistic Director Emily Henderson at (530) 401-6688 or director@acmetheatre.net.

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