In Acting Shakespeare

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A blue collar actor. A practical artist. And, before that, a mumbler. This is how playwright, author and APT core company member Jim DeVita describes himself. In this adaptation of Sir Ian McKellen’s 1987 one-man show, In Acting Shakespeare tells the story of DeVita’s journey from fishing boats to the theater, revealing along the way that his biggest hurdle was convincing himself he was smart enough to understand Shakespeare.

Through October 4.

In Acting Shakespeare
is freely adapted from the play Acting Shakespeare, originally compiled and written by Ian McKellen for his 1987 tour of the USA.

Run time: approximately 2 hours including one 15-minute intermission.

Costume Design Holly Payne
Scenic Design Nathan Stuber
Lighting Design Jason Fassl
Sound Design and Original Music Fitz Patton


Actor Jim DeVita*

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
** Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an Independent Labor Union
Member of United Scenic Artists

Related Reviews:

James DeVita finds his calling in American Players Theatre's In Acting Shakespeare
By Katie Reiser, The Isthmus, August 25, 2012.

Did you hear the one about the fisherman who did 'Hamlet'?
By Lindsay Christians, 77 Square, August 25, 2012.



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