Rougher Magic

Is there anything older than the story of civilized folk trapped on a desert island? This particular telling of this age-old tale centres around a loving yet strangely indifferent father whose powers are failing him, his fantastically nasty dogsbody of a spirit helper, his estranged daughter and her several alter-egos, and last and (too often) least, a colonized son/brother — the island’s only indigenous inhabitant — who has yet to figure out the rules governing the master race’s notions of “civil conversation.” Sound familiar? Rougher Magic: A cubist Shakespeare, is written through as much as around Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Using one of the Bard’s final plays as the source for a stunningly original story, Rougher Magic, is a funny and moving ‘deconstruction’ of the various ways in which The Tempest – that extended meditation on the inevitability of death – constructs race and gender. Robert Moore’s Rougher Magic, directed by fellow Shadow co-founder, Scott Shannon, and performed by a tribe of veteran ‘Nasties,’ offers an unforgettable theatrical adventure for cast and audience alike.

WARNING: This show contains wildly loose (possibly offensive?) language and subject matter — use your imagination!


~ 2 CITIES / 4 FEATURED FRIDAYS!!! ~
@7:30pm nightly
Nov 14th @TNB Studio Theatre, Fredericton
Nov 21st @Sanctuary Theatre , Saint John
Nov 28th @Sanctuary Theatre , Saint John
Dec 5th @TNB Studio Theatre, Fredericton


FREDERICTON:
TNB Studio Theatre
55 Whiting Road – Unit 31
– Industrial Park – 6 minute drive from downtown! –
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SAINT JOHN:
Sanctuary Theatre
228 Germain St.
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Tickets available at the door: $10/person


– READ A REVIEW OF THE SEPTEMBER 2000 PRODUCTION -
– READ A REVIEW OF THE SEPTEMBER 2004 PRODUCTION (A Nasty/Notable production) -


ROUGHER MAGIC:
A CUBIST SHAKESPEARE

- CAST OF SHADOWS -

(As seen in the light of past productions)
PROSPERO & ARIEL
John Ball as Tapemouth Man in Orestes 2.1

John Ball
as ‘Tapemouth Man’
in Orestes 2.1

Michael Holmes-Lauder as ‘Chael’ in The Table Experiments

Michael Holmes-Lauder
as ‘Chael’
in The Table Experiments

MIRANDAS 1, 2, & 3
Elizabeth Goodyear as ‘Sarah Sprackling’ in The Art of Success

Elizabeth Goodyear
as ‘Sarah Sprackling’
in The Art of Success

Julie MacDonald as 'Older Female Actor' in This Is A Play

Julie MacDonald
as ‘Older Female Actor’
in This Is A Play

Clarissa Hurley as Queen Caroline in The Art of Success

Clarissa Hurley
as Queen Caroline
in The Art of Success

FERDINAND & CALIBAN / DIRECTOR
Ian Murphy as 'Menelaus' (w/ Nurse 1) in Orestes 2.1

Ian Murphy as ‘Menelaus’ (w/ Nurse 1)
in Orestes 2.1

Scott Shannon as 'Hoss' in Tooth of Crime (2nd Dance)

Scott Shannon as ‘Hoss’
in Tooth of Crime (2nd Dance)

THE PLAYWRIGHT
Robert Moore as Hamm in Endgame

Robert Moore as ‘Hamm’
in Endgame

It is with extreme (albeit sorrowful) gratitude that we announce the following gift of funding, in memory our friend and unseen Shadow, Andrew Jones

NSTC+SNB_Andrew_web1


– LINKS TO NASTY STUFF –


CONTACT US BY EMAIL:
nastyshadows@gmail.com

OPEN CREW CALL!

~ BECOME A SHADOW ~

We are always looking for anyone interested in any aspects of backstage work, from publicity to stage managing, to technical work involving lights and sound — you folks are the true Shadows.

For those interested in working off-stage in any capacity, please send an email to nastyshadows@gmail.com at anytime with the subject line: NASTY CREW. Please include what your area of interest might be and any relevant experience you wish to note.


SHADOW IMAGES FROM PAST PRODUCTIONS

THE TABLE EXPERIMENTS (2011) by Scott Shannon
w/ Matthew Spinney, Michael Holmes-Lauder & Becky Forbes

ORESTES 2.1 (2009) by Charles L. Mee; adapted by Nasty Shadows
w/ John Ball, Matthew Spinney and Rebekah Chassé

TOOTH OF CRIME (2nd DANCE) (2011) by Sam Shepard
w/ Matthew Spinney as ‘Crow’ & Scott Shannon as ‘Hoss’

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