A young mermaid is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.
Performed by the Grassroots Shakespeare Company and adapted by Christopher Clark, The Little Mermaid is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale told in the language and poetry of William Shakespeare.
Callbacks will be held in UVU's White Box Monday, November 17th from 6-10 with Casting the following Saturday, November 22 9-12.
Rehearsals will be from 6-10pm December 15-20, 22, 23, and 27 (subject to change).
Performances will be on Dec 29, 30, Jan 2, 3, 5, 8-10 with special performances at the UTA high school theatre conference Jan 23-24 (subject to change).
The Grassroots Shakespeare Company is an association of actors exploring the original practices of Shakespeare's stagecraft. Our plays are fast-paced, interactive, lively events, appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
We hope to see you there!
Grassroots Shakespeare Company is a collaborative touring ensemble of multidisciplinary artists who create joyous, vibrant productions inspired by Shakespeare's original staging techniques. Through open-air performances, interactive workshops, and scholarly events, we produce and promote genuinely engaging, popular, and relevant theatre.
Praise for GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
"If Shakespeare was taught this way in schools, it would be an extremely popular class." (More)
- Reed Farnsworth, for the Deseret News
"...the most enjoyable Shakespeare production Utah theatergoers have had the chance to see in at least the last five years." (More)
- Mel Sundquist, UVU Review
"[Grassroots] isn't just a 'play' or a 'show;' it's an experience. It felt like a concert: the energy, the flexibility, and the interaction with the audience... it was a joyous evening." (More)
- Amber Peck, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association
"The staging of the show was inventive and brilliant. I’ve never been more moved watching [Hamlet]... I was spellbound... If I wrote all that impressed me, you’d be reading until tomorrow."
- Jennifer Leigh Mustoe, Utah Theater Bloggers Association
"Extremely fun and quite hilarious... You would be missing out if you didn’t catch [Twelfth Night]." (More)
- Christian Cragun, Utah Theater Bloggers Association
"Charming...it was a great night. ...Grassroots definitely knows their audience, and they put on a good show! ...recommended for anyone and everyone." (More)
- Paige Guthrie, A Staged Mindset
"The sparse set and costumes quickly faded out of perception as the characters took over. Words flew flawlessly, and the energy was infectious. The audience laughed and applauded, hissed and booed, as if on cue. All throughout, an orchestra of crickets added their melody to the lone guitar and accordion... This, I think, is exactly how Shakespeare intended his plays to be seen." (More)
- Tana, Experimentations
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