THE RUDE MECHANICALS THEATRE COMPANY
In the tradition of the theater, a ghost light is a small lamp that is left to shine upon the stage when the theater is empty. It shines to welcome back and light the way for those who enter.
For the protection of the audience members, actors, crew, and venue employees, theaters and arts facilities have been shuttered to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Until such time as everyone's safety can be assured, our company is suspending all future live productions. Plays can be rescheduled, sets rebuilt, costumes sewn again, lines learned anew. None are worth the further spread of this pandemic or the risk of a single precious life.
This crisis will pass, as all crises do. People will once again join with their neighbors and communities. They will eat and sing and dance and play. And they will return to the theater.
Until that time, the ghost light will remain lit as a sign of hope and determination and prayer for the health and safety of all.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Put your damn mask on.
A CREW OF PATCHES, RUDE MECHANICALS,
THAT WORK FOR BREAD UPON ATHENIAN STALLS
WERE MET TOGETHER TO REHEARSE A PLAY
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ACT III, SCENE II
The original Rude Mechanicals were characters in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a troupe of actors performing live theatre for the entertainment of their community. Like our namesake, The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company is a non-profit, community theatre. It is our mission to produce avant-garde, thought-provoking live theatre in an experimental and intimate style, as well as advocacy for and education concerning live theatre and performance arts.
Formed in 2018, we will be presenting modern dramas and comedies, original works, as well as Shakespeare and other classical adaptations in our own original style.
Theatre is a mirror of society and, as such, should endeavor to reflect all facets of society. In furtherance of that vital goal, we are dedicated to policies of non-discrimination, diversity, and inclusion. Membership and casting in The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company shall not be on the basis of gender identity, sexuality, race, appearance, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, or religion.
A nonprofit company, we are reliant upon the financial support of the public, our donors, and our patrons. Donations to The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We ask for your support, financially and otherwise, in our mission to entertain and educate.