Wednesday, March 04, 2009

BPL@Night to Feature Muse of Fire Performing Scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

muse of fire actors
Scene from a 2007 Muse of Fire production at Central Library

The Birmingham Public Library is excited to bring back the popular acting troupe Muse of Fire for its March 2009 BPL@Night performance. The group will be performing scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the play currently in production which Muse of Fire will feature in its entirety at Sloss Furnaces in May.

Muse of Fire is a self-described deconstructed Shakespeare project held at Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces. The unique theatre troupe uses the surroundings of the historic facility and performs within its unconventional setting. It is a “guerrilla style of theater” and audience participation is encouraged, even expected.

Elizabeth Hunter is the founder and serves as the director of this unique experience. She has an extensive background in New York and Michigan, having both studied and directed in these locations. She won the 2007 Pauline Ireland Grant to Individual Artists.

The 2008 Spring Festival performance of Macbeth held at Sloss Furnaces was a sold-out success. Muse of Fire is carrying its momentum forward in 2009. On Thursday, March 19, Muse of Fire will entertain the library audience with a preview of its upcoming A Midsummer Night’s Dream production in a most unique location, the Atrium of Central Library. This is the third year that Muse has performed in the Atrium. The previous two years were huge successes. This year’s performance is sure to please, as Muse of Fire brings its innovative and dynamic style to the library.

Event Information
Event: Muse of Fire presents a sneak peak at A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Central Library’s Atrium
Cost: Free

Light refreshments will be served.

BPL thanks Compass Bank for its generous support of BPL@Night. BPL@Night is also made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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