The members of The Muddy Flower Theatre Troupe at Racine Correctional Institution are currently developing soliloquies and scenes from Hamlet, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labours Lost, and Othello. Performances are scheduled for April 24 and 25.
...to hold, as 'twere, the
mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature,
scorn her own image, and the very age and body of
the time his form and pressure... Hamlet, 3.2
Shakespeare's Mirror: Scenes from Our Lives
The Muddy Flowers are also reflecting on the ways that these scenes and soliloquies resonate with their own lives. They will share their reflections and realizations in performances on May 29 and 30.
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together:
our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not;
and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.
All's Well That Ends Well, 4.3.84