Fratellanza-a new collaboration between Michigan brothers Jim and Paul Manganello-is creating a new show for The New Theatre Project imagining the circumstances around the creation of Shakespeare's First Folio. The Mute Quire runs June 17-July 1 at Mix Studio Theater, 130 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI.
Two forgotten actors. A printer and his apprentice. An absurd clown and a sad one. All these characters collide in a print shop to publish the plays of the recently dead Shakespeare. Before ink meets paper, they're battling over the soul of poetry, drama, nonsense. Using verse and movement, Fratellanza transforms history into a living celebration of love.
The Mute Quire is devised and performed by Jim and Paul Manganello with Josh Berkowitz and features original music by Michael Malis. Two pay-what-you-can preview performances will be held on Sunday, June 17 and Monday, June 18 at 8:00 pm. Regular performances will take place Friday-Sunday at 8:00 pm from June 22-July 1.
Performances take places at the Mix Studio Theater, 130 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti, MI, 48197. Tickets are available for purchase via Brown Paper Tickets accessible through the TNTP website at www.thenewtheatreproject.org
. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students/industry. More information is also available at the TNTP website or www.fratellanzatheater.org
or by calling the box office at(734) 645-9776