Present Company, in partnership with Whole Foods Market, presents SHAKESPEARE AT THE MARKET: Much Ado About Nothing, to be performed on the rooftop of the downtown Austin flagship Whole Foods Market this spring. The event will run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings with seating at 6:30pm, April 18th-May11, 2014. Promoting the philosophy of “accessible & sustainable art,” SHAKESPEARE AT THE MARKET will be a FREE event, with an educational and entertaining pre-show (“The Shakespeare Field Guide”) before the performance. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring a blanket or short chair, and stop by the prepared foods department at Whole Foods Market to pick up a picnic. A suggested donation of $10-20 is encouraged for guests who are able to support. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com, and visit presentcompanytheatre.com for more info on the company and event.
Present Company is a non-profit theatre collective sponsored by the Austin Creative Alliance. Founded in 2010, Present Company presents art in unexpected ways and unexpected places, bringing theatre off of the traditional stage and into people’s lives in meaningful ways. Utilizing audience immersion, unconventional spaces, interdisciplinary collaborations, and real live people, Present Company reimagines theatrical art for a modern audience. Promoting the philosophy of "accessible art," Present Company offers all professional productions to the public FREE of charge.