Sunday, March 10, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT - This blog is moving!

The site redesign at is complete and that means that all future OMS updates will be coming from there.  If you've subscribed via email here, no worries, your email subscription has been automatically migrated and there's nothing more you'll need to do.  You'll keep getting updated every month.    

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

March reading: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Monday, March 18th at 7pm

Due to the memorial service for CSF business manager Jim McCormack on Monday, March 4th, we're rescheduling this month's reading until Monday March 18th at the regular 7pm time.

We're taking on the classic battle-of-the-sexes comedy Taming of the Shrew.

More updates to come!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

March Open Mic Shakespeare postponed

Because of the memorial service scheduled for CSF business manager Jim McCormack on Monday, Mar 4, we will postpone the reading for this month.  More details to come.

You can find out more details on the memorial event here.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

February 4 - The Winter's Tale

"A sad tale's best for winter", says the young prince, but this tale careens from tragedy to comedy to romance, and encompasses the epic, the intimate and the ridiculous. At its heart, it's a story of redemption, forgiveness and love.

Last performed by Cleveland Shakespeare Festival in 2009, and given a production by Great Lakes Theater just a few months ago.

Here's a review of the GLT production, and another of the CSF production to give you a quick intro.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Reading Schedule!

Of course, this list is subject to change, but here's what we can look forward to reading this year:

January 7 - All's Well That Ends Well
February 4 - A Winter's Tale
March 4 - Taming of the Shrew
April 1 - Two Gentlemen of Verona
June 3 - The Comedy of Errors
July 1 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
August 5 - King John
September 2 - The Merchant of Venice
October 7 - Titus Andronicus
November 4 - Richard III
December 2 - Pericles, Prince of Tyre

As always, we meet on the first Monday at 7pm at the Market Avenue Wine Bar, 2521 Market Ave in Ohio City.

January reading - All's Well That Ends Well

OMS is back and ready to go with a full schedule for 2013, which I'll put up in a separate post.

The next reading is this Monday, January 7th at 7pm.

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL is a less-than-typical Shakespearean romantic comedy. When Helena, the orphaned daughter of a physician heals the King, she asks as payment the hand in marriage of her secret love, the noble Bertram. He's horrified by the match and flees into military service, so Helena concocts a plan to win his love. This bittersweet tale defies convention. 

"The web of our life is as a mingled yarn, good and ill together" - Act IV, scene iii. 

We will have a limited number of copies available, so if you have a copy of your own, please bring it.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Open Mic cancelled

Due to scheduling issues with the venue, we're unable to meet on Monday, December 3.  Stay tuned for our 2013 schedule!