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Silver Creek youth to perform in ‘The Adventures of Shakespeare on the Loose’ at New Stage Theatre

New Stage Theatre’s Youth Acting Troupe will present “The Adventures of Shakespeare on the Loose” on May 15 and 16 at New Stage Theatre’s main stage. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 15 and at 2 p.m. May 16, with general admission seating. Admission is “pay-what-you-want.” Masks will be required. Please contact Melissa Tillman at for tickets.
Robert Hart, a Rod Paige Middle School student from Silver Creek, will perform in the 6 p.m. May 15 performance.
William Shakespeare is widely regarded to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time. In “The Adventures of Shakespeare on The Loose,” William is being accused of losing his connection to the public. At the urging of his business manager, he decides to visit a local school teaching his plays. In a theatrical twist, Puck’s understudy uses magic to break up a group argument. In the chaos, students manage to rip pages containing several of Shakespeare’s plays causing multiple characters to spring to life. This comedy of errors will engage audiences of all ages and provide new insight into the works of William Shakespeare.
“We are excited to have the Youth Acting Troupe back onstage at New Stage!” said Education Director Sharon Miles. “The energy and joy that the students bring to the stage is unparalleled. Resuming this youth class has solidified the need to young people to be together and participate in theatre.”
New Stage Theatre’s Youth Acting Troupe was formed in 2011. It is open to youth ages 12-18, and no previous acting experience is necessary. The troupe meets for class and rehearsals from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturdays throughout the school year. The troupe has performed plays at New Stage’s Warehouse Theatre, Belhaven Shakespeare in the Park, at The Willie Morris Library, Highland Village, and the Mississippi Children’s Museum.
For more information, contact Sharon Miles at 601-467-5333 or
New Stage Theatre, located at 1100 Carlisle St., Jackson, is Mississippi’s professional not-for-profit theatre. Winner of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Theatre, the education program provides lots of opportunities for youth in the metro Jackson area including classes, summer camps, and field trips.