30th Anniversary Season Opener

The Clown – Kemp’s Jig

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    Friday, October 21

    8 pm Ruggles Hall

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    Saturday October 22

    8 pm Logan Center

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    Sunday October 23

    3 pm Evanston – Galvin Recital Hall

*preconcert chat 30 minutes before the concert

Steven PlayerThe Jigs are coming to town! Jigs, comic Elizabethan musical skits, were a wildly popular kind of early street theater. Special guest Steve Player joins us from England to portray Will Kemp, Shakespeare’s clown and dancer extraordinaire, and to lead our troupe in these comic gems.

Complete with costumes and sets, a violin band, lute and guitar, these Jigs promise plenty of bawdy songs, athletic dance, and theatrical shenanigans.

 

THE MUSICIANS

Special Guest
Steve Player, dancer, singer, guitar (read our recent interview)
Violin Band
David Douglass, violin
Tim Macdonald, violin
Brandi Berry, viola
Jeremy Ward, bass violin
Brandon Acker, lute and guitar*
Ellen Hargis, soprano
Corey Shotwell, tenor
Jeffrey Strauss, baritone
*Young Artist Mentorship Program Participant

Tickets

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Program Notes

 

Thank you to our sponsors

CityArts
DCASE
Elizabeth F. Cheny Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Logan Center for the Arts
Paul M Angel Family Foundation
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The University of Chicago Department of Music
UChicago Arts