The Cottage Theatre merges Shakespeare’s classic comedy 12th Night with the music and culture of Havana, Cuba in the 1950s. Director Tony Rust speaks with Eric Alan about the creative merger, and whether or not the theatre can affect foreign policy.
Interview with Tony Rust, director of 12th Night
Tony Rust (left) and Earl Ruttencutter (right) in a scene from the Cottage Theatre's production of 12th Night
After over two decades in academia, the New Shakespeare Showcase goes public with a performance at the Wildish Theater in Springfield. Judith “Sparky” Roberts and Matt Keating speak with Eric Alan about the modern relevance of Shakespeare, including how his plays relate to Homer Simpson and the troubles of Bill Cosby.
William Shakespeare is said to have been born on April 23rd 450 years ago. Eugene is home to a family named "Shakespear" -- and they're related to the Bard! Intrigued by their name, KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with two family members: Roosevelt Middle School 8th grader Zac, and his mother, Christy.