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Apollinaire presents a free outdoor moving Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead performed in Spanish one night and English the next. Read more

Chelsea, MA Theater
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Apollinaire presents a free outdoor moving Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead performed in Spanish one night and English the next.

Chelsea, MA Theater
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One Play, Two Languages

Who else in Boston – or in the United States – mounts an outdoor show every summer, for free, that’s performed in English one night, then Spanish the next? Since 2003, Apollinaire’s outdoor moving stage has brought modern classics ranging from Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba to Chekhov’s The Seagull to Ionesco’s Rhinoceros to Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park.

Bring Theatre Back Under the Bridge

Apollinaire's 2010 production of Cyrano, staged in 5 locations in the park, brought together Chelsea’s English and Spanish speaking residents along with attracting audiences to Chelsea from throughout the state and beyond.  Unfortunately, funding from our traditional sponsorship base ran short and a hiatus occurred in 2011. Now a new campaign has been launched to produce Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for 14 free performances from July 11-28, 2012.

From the Oscar winner who gave us Shakespeare in Love, this wickedly funny companion piece to Hamlet turns Shakespeare inside out and shows us what's going on offstage from the point of view of Hamlet’s school chums.
Tom Stoppard serves up a feast of wordplay, wit, and slapstick while exploring the timeless questions of identity, illusion, and being on a boat.
An instant modern classic, R&G Are Dead won the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play, has appeared on stages all over the world.

Why Kickstarter?

The true cost to bring free summer theater to the community is over $30,000.  Kickstarter allows Apollinaire the opportunity to ensure the production doesn't run in the red and keeps free summer theater alive. Your valuable and generous donation will help us reach our goal.  If we don't reach the kickstarter goal of $5,850, your donation will not be processed and Apollinaire in the Park receives no funding at all.

Please help us get there and bring bi-lingual theater back under the bridge.

Your donation helps us cover production costs which include:
  • Actor Stipends for our cast of 16                                                      
  • Designer Stipends for Costumes & Sets                                          
  • Stage Manager Stipends for our team of 6 running the show in 3 locations                                                                               
  • Sets, Costumes & Props                                                                      
  • Park Permits, Insurance & Rehearsal costs                                      
  • Postcards, posters and marketing

Thank you for supporting Apollinaire in the Park!

Acerca de este proyecto

¿Quién más en Boston - o en los Estados Unidos -  monta un espectáculo gratuito al aire libre todos los veranos, que se presenta  una noche en inglés  y otra en español?  Por casi 10 años, el escenario al aire libre del Apollinaire Theater en el parque Mary O'Malley ha reunido a los residentes de Chelsea junto con otros aficionados del teatro de todas partes del estado y de más allá de sus fronteras que se encuentran deseosos de disfrutar de nuestras presentaciones.

Una Obra, Dos Idiomas

El teatro bilingüe al aire libre de verano sigue siendo uno de nuestros programas más importantes en la comunidad.  Estas producciones cuentan con un reparto angloparlante y un reparto hispanoparlante y se realizan en días alternos.   Los catorce espectáculos gratuitos celebran la diversidad de Chelsea y reúnen a los residentes con una audiencia interesada en ver la obra en ambos idiomas.    

De vuelta el teatro debajo del puente

Desde el año 2003, Apollinaire ha puesto en escena espectáculos teatrales para el deleite de nuestra audiencia, desde los clásicos modernos hasta las más reconocidas obras contemporáneas.  Desgraciadamente, los fondos de nuestros patrocinadores escasearon y se produjo un paréntesis en nuestra labor en el año 2011.  Ahora una nueva campaña se ha puesto en marcha para regresar con la producción a partir de julio del 2012.

¡Ayúdenos a traer de vuelta el teatro bilingüe debajo del puente!

   

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