Beginning five years ago, Toledo residents became intimately familiar with summer algae blooms that blanket Lake Erie. The 2014 algae crisis left millions without drinkable water for days while periodic news reports continue to examine the lake’s water.
“I’m much more involved, I suppose, because it’s been a long process from the beginning to the end—and, of course, we’re not to the end yet. “
“Truly being able to feel, for one day, like you’re the majority, or like your voice is the loudest. It is kind of a different feeling for most people in minority groups. That goes for not just the LGBT community, but minorities in general,” said Hayman-Staples.
In a pop culture landscape where audiences become more and more isolated—with cell phones, home streaming, video games and more competing for, and often winning, each individual’s attention—it is interesting that a breakout entertainment concept of the past decade relies on working with other people, communicating in close proximity, to solve a problem together.
This show simultaneously pays homage to and pokes fun at William Shakespeare, theater’s most sacred cow. In the space of a few hours, three actors take to the stage to summarize all 37 of the Bard’s legendary plays— including the sonnets— in a blizzard of wit and energetic performance.