30th Anniversary Season Opener

The Clown – Kemp’s Jig

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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.



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


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