Door Shakespeare announces its lineup for “Will in the Woods”: a free, pre-show series hosted by Michael Stebbins, the troupe’s producing artistic director, that features special guests speaking about Shakespeare-related topics and this summer’s productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V.
On July 25, Ric Furrer will present “An Ancient Tradition Alive in the Modern World.” Furrer, a classically trained hammer-and-anvil blacksmith, owns Door County Forgeworks, a Sturgeon Bay blacksmithing shop. He appeared in an episode of the PBS science series Nova, called “Secrets of the Viking Sword,” in which he re-created the Vikings’ complex Ulfberht sword. He was the first blacksmith in 1,000 years to make an accurate re-creation.
On July 31, some of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary’s feathered friends will visit Door Shakespeare. Scott McKenna Campbell will talk about the process of composing music for the 2019 Door Shakespeare productions on Aug. 8, and you can meet Elliott, John and Luke – the Brotherhood brothers – on Aug. 14 to learn about their lives in the arts and enjoy some of their musical harmonies. Then meet the 2019 Door Shakespeare acting production interns on Aug. 22.
Pre-show programs begin at 6:30 pm and are open to the public. Seating is limited, so call 920.839.1500 or email [email protected] to reserve a space.