(Expletive) Shakespeare, the international sensation that completely sold out its first Salem appearance, is returning to CinemaSalem on Thursday, May 5 at 8:30 pm for an encore presentation. Presented by CinemaSalem and Creative Salem, the show features an Elizabethan version of the Bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” complete with the sort of audience participation last seen at the Globe Theater in the early 1600s.
The theatrical innovation that makes each show fresh and unique is the inclusion of one inebriated cast member, a different actor each performance, whose attempts to stay in character or whose improvisations make for much of the evening’s humor.
The concept was created in sketchier pubs around London over the course of two years. When it officially opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, audiences embraced it, starting the string of sold-out shows that quickly extended to New York, Boston, Austin, and now, Salem.
CinemaSalem co-owner, Paul Van Ness, was impressed with (Expletive) Shakespeare’s troupe of actors. “They not only pull off a great version of a Shakespeare classic, they all have to improvise very skillfully throughout the performance.”
Van Ness was surprised a little bit by the demographics of the April audience. “It was every adult age, but skewed younger than I expected. And the crowd was totally into the show.”
The earlier (Expletive) Shakespeare show sold out a day before the performance, and the theater turned away quite a few disappointed customers who expected to purchase tickets at the door. Tickets for the May 5 performance are available at the CinemaSalem ticket counter or online at www.CinemaSalem.com.
Salem Food Truck Festival isn't the only thing happening in Salem as the month-long celebration of Haunted Happenings kicks off! Live music, galleries, tours, zombies, proms and more! For the latest event info visit creativesalem.com or salem.org
The New England premiere of 'Entangled' is Salem Theatre Company's latest offering, written by SSU alumnus Leah A. Miles and directed by the very charming and talented Nate Bertone. STC's relatively new space has been transformed in to a cabin in the woods, decorated with a balance of childhood knick-knacks and cubist birch trees that multiply in to the darkness. The set is truly spectacular and as you enter you are encouraged to explore, ensconce and set yourself up in seats that are within the kitchen, living room and bedroom of the house.
Monthly round-up of the tidbits and morsels of the ever growing and changing culinary and beverage scene in and around Salem. Octocog is a food service social media and marketing ninja and has the pulse of the community AND the food and beverage industry. Featured this month.. In a Pigs Eye, Bambolina, Po Boys and Pies, Adea Mediterranean Kitchen, Rover Bagel, Granite Coast Brewing, Old Planters Brewing, Notch Brewing, Salem Food Truck Festival and more!
City leaders and event organizers eye potential future in community
SALEM – Food trucks are the quintessential innovators and small businesses. They are quick to bring about flavors you’ve never considered from twists on classics to fusion creations. This unique blend of cuisine will be available for the first time to residents at The Salem Food Truck Festival on October 1 and 2.
Four years ago, Karen Scalia introduced Food Tours to Salem, MA, adding a delicious alternative to the ubiquitous ghost tours which occupy the streets of Witch City. Instead of discussing pointy hats and supernatural occurrences, Karen began to turn people’s minds towards the ocean, or more specifically, the Spice Trade, and the culinary and cultural impact it continues to have on Salem’s development.
Attending a performance in a black-box style space such as Salem Theatre Company's new location at Shetland Park, audience members sit right along the edges of the action. In STC's current piece, the psychological thriller "Entangled," which runs through October 1, director and set designer Nate Bertone takes the concept a step further, inviting the audience onto the set to explore before the play begins.
The Phoenix School has wasted no time in beginning many far-reaching adventures this academic year. In true Phoenix fashion, students have already begun engaging with what is the school’s central theme this fall-- Peace. Students are asking themselves: What have I done-- and what can I do-- that has made and will make an impact? And, more importantly, what does this mean?
Mayor Kim Driscoll, City of Salem Public Space Initiative and the Artisans at Artists’ Row announce a “The Kindness Rocks Project” event to take place on October 1st from 1-4pm at Artists’ Row, 24 New Derby Street.
This year Salem State University launched its First Year Day of Service Initiative – Moving Forward, Giving Back – teaming up students with local organizations for collaboration, networking, and community outreach. The students didn’t get to choose their placements, but a lucky few who had professed an interest in art got to team up with Salem Main Streets, the City of Salem, and Creative Salem for a few hours on Friday September 2nd.