HIGH SCHOOL MATINEE SERIES
The cast of Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Seraphina Anne Zorn.
What Teachers Are Saying:
"On behalf of my students, I would like to thank you for the incredible experience you provided with your production of Hamlet (HS Matinees 2010). Few of these young theatre-goers had had an opportunity to see Shakespeare performed live, and your fine presentation made a terrific first encounter. I appreciated that admission was low enough to allow students to afford the performance."
Schools Matinees of Macbeth will take place on March 31 and April 1 and 2, 2020 at 10 a.m., at the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, Muskegon, Michigan. Ticketing information is below.
If you would like to join our teacher email list, please send a message to Katherine Mayberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Performance Enhances Your Students’ Study of Shakespeare!
The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s performance style is lively and interactive, featuring live music, fast-paced action, and actors speaking directly to the audience. Each spring, our company partners with the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts to offer schools matinees of our spring production. Our production will actively engage students in the world of one of Shakespeare's plays, bringing to life the story that many students only encounter on the pages of a book.
The vocal and physical interpretation that actors bring to Shakespeare’s language helps students to gain a greater understanding of Early Modern English.
Pigeon Creek employs performance conditions from Shakespeare’s own time period, including lights up in the audience, actors speaking directly to the audience, actors playing more than one role, and cross-gendered casting. These techniques allow your students to learn about the history of Shakespearean theatre at the same time that they enjoy the play performance.
Tickets for the Matinees of Shakespeare's Macbeth
Ticketing for our high school matinees is handled by the box office of the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $5 each. We request that your group include one adult chaperone per 25 students. To purchase tickets, please contact Linda Medema at 231-332-4103. Please note that the Frauenthal Center has recently changed to a new computer ticketing system, so the process for purchasing tickets may differ from previous years. If you would like to join our teacher mailing list, please send a message to email@example.com. If you have questions about the content of the play, or would like to request a study guide, please contact Pigeon Creek executive director Katherine Mayberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in classroom workshops? Download a PDF file of our offerings here.