Of William Shakespeare’s 37 plays, 15 are featured and an additional 19 referenced in the upcoming Sayville Players production of All the World’s a Stage the evenings of January 4 and 5 in the intimacy of their “Backstage Theatre” at Sayville High School as part of their annual Theatre Laboratory.
As the “Weird Sisters” go “hand-in-hand” and Quince gets his amateur actors ready for their performance of “Pyramus and Thisbe” before the duke, famous Shakespearean scholar Harley Granville-Barker and Mrs. Anne Hathaway-Shakespeare, assisted by Jacques from As You Like It, gently and cleverly guide the audience through Shakespeare’s contributions to the world of theatre in a mere 90 minutes. Yet, in that brief span, we meet Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, the ghost of Hamlet’s father, Ophelia, Prologus, Coriolanus, Marc Antony, King Lear, Regan, Goneril, Cordelia, Juliet, Emilia, Desdemona, Prince Henry V, Sir John Falstaff, Portia, Nerissa, Petruchio, Katharina, Puck, Prospero, and the full cast of "Pyramus and Thisbe".
There is tragedy, there is history, there is comedy and there is even a game show. Performances begin at 8:00 both evenings.
Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and no charge for senior citizens with a district Gold Card. For additional information please call 244-6600 or go to this website.