Shakespeare Performance Takes Shape Online

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Bad news, good news for theater lovers in Mundelein and the rest of Lake County. 

The bad news: The summer Shakespeare play’s been cancelled.  Good news: Now there’s a virtual play, and you can be in it!

If all the world’s a stage, then that includes the Internet, right?

The Mundelein Arts Commission is doing “The Taming of the Shrew.”  It’s what they call the “Sofa Shakespeare” version.

Commission Member Justin Frieman Charles says sign up and you’ll be assigned a one-minute excerpt.  You videotape it and send it in.

So far, he’s seen “a very wide range of skills.”

“It is everything from somebody just reading off of a piece of paper through somebody acting it out with action figures.”

Some are fully costumed.

Frieman Charles says he’s almost finished assembling Act One out of five acts.

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