Following the success of their inaugural production of "All's Well That Ends Well," the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Under-30 Company, newly christened Blood & Courage, is back in full force with "Unscene.” Performances are scheduled at 9pm on January 29 and 30 and February 5 and 6, 2016 in the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, 7 South Calvert Street at Redwood Street, Baltimore, 21202. Tickets are $10 (cash only) at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets. Adapting the scenes most commonly removed from modern performances of William Shakespeare’s classics, director Séamus Miller leads Blood & Courage’s young artists in a production that frames the scenes around an uptight professor who is under the staunch belief that there is only one true way to perform the works of The Bard. Featuring a troupe of seven actresses specializing in commedia, "Unscene" sets out to prove that "one true way" is anything but the case, in a hilarious production laced with audience participation, clowning, innuendo, and a demon cat. Blood & Courage: Chesapeake Shakespeare's Under-30 Company was formed in early 2015 as a way to provide young emerging artists in the theatre community the opportunity to showcase their talents in a professional environment both on the stage, and behind the scenes.
Dedicated to this point of view, every aspect of the Blood & Courage Company is handled entirely by a collaboration of individuals all under the age of thirty. The crew rotates roles with each new show to allow different approaches geared directly toward that particular production. Intentionally operating with a limited budget, Blood & Courage sets out to focus on the heart of the show without the worry of financial pressure often associated with the use of elaborate sets, or extravagant costumes. This practice allows both actor and director to challenge themselves creatively in the creation of the performance. For details about “Unscene” and the Blood & Courage Company of emerging artists, visit facebook.com/cscunder30.