The Edison Intermediate School Theater Guild proudly presents its Eighth Grade Drama – “The Complete History of Theater (Abridged)” – to be streamed on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. on both evenings.
Master playwright William Shakespeare, theatrical diva Sarah Bernhardt, the indelible intellectual Konstantin Stanislavski, and the full Edison cast of 40 actors and technical crew will lead viewers on a wild and wacky journey through the history of theater, from Aristophanes to Emile Zola. This crazy cast of characters will transport the audience back in time in this virtual performance as they relive the various elements of theatre from all parts of the globe. Explore the beginnings of Greek theatre, Aristotle’s Poetics, the fine art of Kabuki, the history of mime, the gladiators of Rome, and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays.
The virtual production pays homage to the world’s best-known and beloved plays and musicals, alluding to dialogue from Edward Albee, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Noël Coward, Anton Chekhov, Caryl Churchill, Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, Harold Pinter, Sarah Ruhl, Sam Shepard, Neil Simon, August Strindberg, August Wilson, Thornton Wilder, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Oscar Wilde and many more… all performed at breakneck speed. This interactive farce will keep you in stitches at every turn on a rollicking ride!
Audience members may watch the show by purchasing a StreamPass at eis.booktix.com. A single StreamPass is valid for a single device. StreamPasses are $10 per device. StreamPass sales close 15 minutes prior to the event times listed.
The Edison Intermediate School 8th grade actors and technical crew have created an amazing online show. They look forward to welcoming viewers for a fun night of virtual theater.