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THEATER | You Oughta be in Shakespeare 

Shakespeare can be intimidating. Master actors train for years to handle his famous works. But now, a performance of "The True and Tragic Life and Death of Good King Richard III," a new show based upon Shakespeare's "Henry VI" and "Richard III" tetralogy of plays, offers even the greenest of thespians a chance to jump right in. The production, presented by the Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester, combines Shakespearean lines with material from a variety of other plays, covering 60 years of English history. By simply reaching out to the production company, anyone can receive a part in the play and a copy of the script, regardless of acting experience or training.

You Oughta be in Shakespeare will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 15, and Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, at 3 p.m., at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. Admission is free. The production is open to the public. To receive a part and a script contact For more information visit


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