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Memoirs of a Supermodel Princess Clown: A comedy special starring Jessica It's All Good Williams
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Monday, 29 June 2015 10:38

Memoirs of a Supermodel Princess Clown: A comedy special starring Jessica It's All Good Williams

 

Jessica comes from the harsh rural streets of South Carolina! You can't get harsher than back roads made of mostly dirt. She's a southern girl, who is convinced she is full of city life. Growing up with a unibrow and a strong love for fried green tomatoes has allowed this woman to see the world differently. After moving to Atlanta, GA to chase her dreams, she found herself with a ton of crazy jobs and a string of bad dates. Now she is ready to share her life with the world.

 

But mostly ready to get revenge on all the bad dates. Due to her many off-beat side jobs and awfully sad dating history, Jessica can literally talk for days and have some leftovers in the fridge. From a clown to the runway, from teaching to birthday parties, from a princess, to dodging kissing frogs, this lady has seen it all.

 

Jessica brings her unique perspective to the Out of Box stage and often adds a hint of improv to her performances. No one really knows what is going to happen once she has the mic, but regardless, her southern charm and crazy life will have you begging for more and asking: "Did that really happen?"

 

Performances are Friday and Saturday, July 10 & 11 at 9 PM.  Tickets are $15  Visit www.outofboxtheatre.com or call 678-653-4605 for tickets and information.

 

 

 
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company "As You Like it"
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Monday, 29 June 2015 10:42

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents

AS YOU LIKE IT

__________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

As You Like It

 

$15 General Admission Preview June 18

 

Performances June 19-July 12

 

No Performance July 4

 

Directed by Andrew Houchins

 

 

 

“All the world’s a stage . . .”  We invite you to join us on another trip into Shakespeare's enchanted woods. . . where Rosalind disguises herself as a man as Orlando litters the woods with love notes praising her beauty and virtue. Will the two lovers be united? Will Orlando survive the wrestling match? Will you have a great time? Here's a hint: this summer, there's no better place to be than in Shakespeare's woods at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.

 

 

 

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday June 28

 

after the show!

 

 

 

Cast:

 

Rosalind – Dani Herd

 

Orlando – Jonathan Horne

 

Celia – Kirstin Calvert

 

Oliver – Paul Hester*

 

Phebe, Dennis – Becky Cormier Finch

 

Silvius, Le Beau – Nicholas Faircloth

 

Jaques – Chris Kayser*

 

Charles the Wrestler, Duke Senior – Vinnie Mascola

 

Touchstone – Jeffrey Stephenson

 

Amiens – Mary Ruth Ralston

 

Audrey – Kristin Storla

 

Duke Frederick, Corin – Troy Willis*

 

Jaques de Boys, Sir Oliver Martext, William – Adam King

 

Adam, Hymen – J. Tony Brown*

 

 

 

 

 

As You Like It Synopsis

from The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J.C. Trewin

 

The late sir Rowland de Boys had three sons: Oliver, the eldest, hates the youngest, Orlando, whom he has steadily humiliated. Orlando is matched against the usurping Duke Frederick’s deadly wrestler, Charles; the fight, which the youth wins, is watched by Rosalind, the banished Duke’s daughter, and her cousin, Frederick’s daughter Celia. Orlando and Rosalind fall immediately in love; Frederick, jealous of her popularity, banishes her; and in the disguise of a boy (Ganymede) she leaves with Celia (as Ganymede’s sister) and the jester Touchstone, to find her father in the Forest of Arden, where he lives with a company that includes the melancholy courtier, Jaques.

Orlando and his faithful old Adam have also gone to Arden. The travelers arrive severally: Rosalind and Celia overhear the shepherd Silvius declaring his love for Phebe, a scornful shepherdess. Orlando becomes a member of the Duke’s court, and hangs on the tree his love poems to Rosalind. When he meets her, unknowing, as Ganymede, she promises to cure him of infatuation “if you would be call me Rosalind, and come every day to my cote to woo me”.

Meanwhile Phebe falls in love with “Ganymede,” and Touchstone condescends to the country wench, Audrey. Oliver, whom Frederick has summarily banished to find Orlando, arrives in Arden; on hearing how Orlando has rescued his brother from a lioness – and seeing a bloodstained napkin – “Ganymede” faints. Oliver and Celia are now in love. Presently all the couples in Arden are united: Rosalind reveals herself to Orlando; and Oliver and Celia, Touchstone and Audrey, and even Silvius and Phebe, are in harmony. Frederick has decided to retire from the world into contemplation; the banished Duke is restored and Rosalind speaks an epilogue.

 

 

 

______________________________________________________________

 

Performance days & times:

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.

 

 

Press Release: As You Like It at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

J

Jeanette Meierhofer

to Jeanette

Jun 9Details

Attached and pasted below is a press release for our production of As You Like It

 

Also attached are four press photos

Actor credit: Jonathan Horne and Dani Herd

Photos by Jeff Watkins

 

Press comps available through July 3, 2015

 

 

 

Thank you very much!

 

 

 

Jeanette Meierhofer

Atlanta Shakespeare Company Marketing Manager

404-874-5299 x 41

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

The New American Shakespeare Tavern

 

499 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta GA 30308

 

404.874.5299

 

www.shakespearetavern.com

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

For immediate release as of 6/9/15

Valid through July 12 2015

 

Contact Jeanette Meierhofer at 404.874.5299, X41 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse presents

AS YOU LIKE IT

__________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

As You Like It

 

$15 General Admission Preview June 18

 

Performances June 19-July 12

 

No Performance July 4

 

Directed by Andrew Houchins

 

 

 

“All the world’s a stage . . .”  We invite you to join us on another trip into Shakespeare's enchanted woods. . . where Rosalind disguises herself as a man as Orlando litters the woods with love notes praising her beauty and virtue. Will the two lovers be united? Will Orlando survive the wrestling match? Will you have a great time? Here's a hint: this summer, there's no better place to be than in Shakespeare's woods at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.

 

 

 

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday June 28

 

after the show!

 

 

 

Cast:

 

Rosalind – Dani Herd

 

Orlando – Jonathan Horne

 

Celia – Kirstin Calvert

 

Oliver – Paul Hester*

 

Phebe, Dennis – Becky Cormier Finch

 

Silvius, Le Beau – Nicholas Faircloth

 

Jaques – Chris Kayser*

 

Charles the Wrestler, Duke Senior – Vinnie Mascola

 

Touchstone – Jeffrey Stephenson

 

Amiens – Mary Ruth Ralston

 

Audrey – Kristin Storla

 

Duke Frederick, Corin – Troy Willis*

 

Jaques de Boys, Sir Oliver Martext, William – Adam King

 

Adam, Hymen – J. Tony Brown*

 

 

 

 

 

As You Like It Synopsis

from The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J.C. Trewin

 

The late sir Rowland de Boys had three sons: Oliver, the eldest, hates the youngest, Orlando, whom he has steadily humiliated. Orlando is matched against the usurping Duke Frederick’s deadly wrestler, Charles; the fight, which the youth wins, is watched by Rosalind, the banished Duke’s daughter, and her cousin, Frederick’s daughter Celia. Orlando and Rosalind fall immediately in love; Frederick, jealous of her popularity, banishes her; and in the disguise of a boy (Ganymede) she leaves with Celia (as Ganymede’s sister) and the jester Touchstone, to find her father in the Forest of Arden, where he lives with a company that includes the melancholy courtier, Jaques.

Orlando and his faithful old Adam have also gone to Arden. The travelers arrive severally: Rosalind and Celia overhear the shepherd Silvius declaring his love for Phebe, a scornful shepherdess. Orlando becomes a member of the Duke’s court, and hangs on the tree his love poems to Rosalind. When he meets her, unknowing, as Ganymede, she promises to cure him of infatuation “if you would be call me Rosalind, and come every day to my cote to woo me”.

Meanwhile Phebe falls in love with “Ganymede,” and Touchstone condescends to the country wench, Audrey. Oliver, whom Frederick has summarily banished to find Orlando, arrives in Arden; on hearing how Orlando has rescued his brother from a lioness – and seeing a bloodstained napkin – “Ganymede” faints. Oliver and Celia are now in love. Presently all the couples in Arden are united: Rosalind reveals herself to Orlando; and Oliver and Celia, Touchstone and Audrey, and even Silvius and Phebe, are in harmony. Frederick has decided to retire from the world into contemplation; the banished Duke is restored and Rosalind speaks an epilogue.

 

 

 

______________________________________________________________

 

Performance days & times:

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticket Prices:

 

Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

 

 

 

Regular Ticket Prices:

 

 

Thurs night:

 

All regular (non-preview) Thursday shows are $20 for adults and $15 for students

 

 

Friday night

 

Main: $32

 

Box: $26

 

Balcony: $22

 

 

 

Saturday night

 

Main: $36

 

Box: $30

 

Balcony: $24

 

 

 

Sunday night:

 

Main: $28

 

Box: $22

 

Balcony: $15

 

 

 

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

 

 

 

 

 

Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted);.

 

Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays.

 

Not valid on Saturday nights.

 

$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays.

 

Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at www.shakespearetavern.com

 

 

 

For information on:

 

 

 

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit our website at www.shakespearetavern.com

 

 

 

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at

 

404-874-5299, X59 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
Celebrate being Different
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:03

 

Atlanta, Georgia-  At the 2015 Social Shake up conference Mark Hatch, CEO of Techshop shared the successful creation of innovation centers in communities in the Bay area. ( click here for a video link to the speech http://youtu.be/OtnB6d_09io ) With an average of a 4 million dollar investment, these centers provide a foundation for idea makers, entrepreneurs, and any one with inspiration to have access to the latest technologies.  Be it 3D printers, manufactural cutters, or top computer power, the concept is easy, anyone can have access if they pay a minimal membership fee.

 

These centers are more than just business, they create a platform for community.  They have classes, sponsor cool events like laser cutting “date” nights and provide economic centers for areas that have been blighted.

 

So far, these “innovation centers” have created jobs, new businesses, and new products.  The world’s fastest electric motorcycle was created there.  We have all seen those small square devices that attaches to the iPhone where independent merchants can swipe credit cards came from there.

 

So much is written about the weakened economic engine in the United States but we fail to remind ourselves of the American innovation spirit. Three of the top world companies came from the USA, Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

 

The innovation spirit is ingrained in the U.S. DNA, but it is key to note what makes these innovators shine. We must wake America from its funk and say “’hey we can do it”.  Let’s create a new world full of economic opportunity.

 

As Walter Issacson writes in his book Innovators, he notes that most that have changed the dynamic were able to merge science and creativity.  In this innterconnected age we can apply what Jim Carrols says is the ability to “think big, start small and scale fast”.

 

When we observe individual innovators, Malcom Gladwell shares that one aspect is that they are “different” and really don’t care what others think of them.  These “innovators” are able to see a problem differently, tackle it head first, and discover a not traditional solution.

 

We are a nation of immigrants and each of us are unique. Instead of the European model of “maintaining the culture” and being afraid of change, the US has always thrived in it.  Our can do attitude has pushed the boundaries of the imagination and lead us to all the way up to the moon and back.

 

American needs to gets its “groove” back and support entrepreneurs and change agents.

 

So now the next time you see someone that is different from you, celebrate that uniqueness. Celebrate your own individual traits and don’t be afraid to break from the pack.  Who knows, that quality may change the world as we know it.

 

Political Scientist Dr. Wilson Trivino is a speaker and writer that resides in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Follow him on social media @abcvision

 
George Takei (Mr. Sulu) keynote at the Social Shakeup 2015
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:01

Atlanta, Georgia- Every futurist loves the Star Trek quote “Where no man has gone before”  and the world of wonder this original television show brought to the minds of the 60s.

 

George Takei who played the original Mr. Sulu on the television series was the closing night keynote for the Social Shakeup conference in Atlanta. (for full speech, click the video link here http://youtu.be/wRfmPM7Aw0A  )

 

Even though he is best known for this iconic role, he is also an author, activist, and social media guru. Takei was also the subject of the documentary To be Takei, that tells his story.

 

Takei was born in the sunshine state of California and so were his parents. But that did not prevent him from being put into an internment camp for Asians during WWII. They American government rounded up Asian Americans and placed in these camps. They were never charged so they never had any rights to adjudication.

 

Takei spoke of how this was confusing for a five year old boy who had guard dogs watch his every move and spotlights on him when he walked to the communal bathroom. When he pressed his father years later about why he did not stand up, his dad responded that he had three others to worry about, his mother and his two sons. 

 

He ventured into his activist into the rights for the Lesbian, gay, and transgender community and why it took so long for him to come out. What finally put him over the edge was when Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the gay marriage legislation.

 

Takei has always stood up for his beliefs and has taken to social media to harness his fame and share his beliefs on social media.

 

This star is getting set for a new show on Broadway and in reception where he signed his book, spoke of his active schedule.  He notes that he is in his fourth act of life and hopes that his story can remind us of how we must be vigilant in protecting our rights and not allowing the government to over reach their authority.

 

He serves as an example of how we need to continue to reach for the stars and don’t be afraid to face change and embrace the opportunities of social media.

 

Political Scientist Dr. Wilson is a speaker and writer who resides in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Follow him on social media @abcvision

 
Sexpelliarmus at the Shakespeare Tavern, Burlesque at its best
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Monday, 29 June 2015 11:07

Sexpelliarmus at the Shakespeare Tavern, Burlesque at its best  

 

Atlanta, Georgia- Harry Potter never looked sexier until he took his clothes off. I’ve never been a fan of Harry Potter but after experiencing a night of Sexpelliarmus! Part Two- A Whimsical, Wizarding Burlesque Revue I have an urge of revisiting all of these works.

 

The guys and gals of Hysteria Machines productions are out of sight.  

 

The move from the first show in Hapeville to the intimate stage of the Shakespeare Tavern in the heart of Atlanta was spectacular. For two nights they entranced the audience with the slow wand from the wizard.

 

In this dimension Roula Roulette tamed the spirit as she flowed across the stage all the while keeping order as Delores Umbridge.

 

Dee Flowered takes on the role of a journalist Rita Skeeter and is not afraid to bring up the latest news and showcase her headlines in the bombastic outrageous routine. Real women have curves and this blond flower has them all in the right place as she sizzles in spreading the news.

 

Candi Lecoeur as Madame Maxine is not afraid to take charge and her role as the evil force with a big overcoat and a nice bob hair. The junk in her truck wiggles with her sex kitten crew.

 

Under the direction of their leader Peresphone Phoenix, Harry Potter fans got a treat like no other.

 

Keep a look out for Hysteria Machines productions and the wonders of the world that they bring onto the stage.

 
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