Shakespeare in Shades a great success!
Right before the holiday weekend, over 150 friends, families, students, and teachers gathered to celebrate nearly 30 rising 6th graders and their accomplishments in the first-ever Shakespeare in Shades summer program. The evening showcase included a pre-performance dinner reception followed by a presentation of an adapted play based on Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars and Holes by Louis Sachar in the Carousel Theatre. The evening served as the culmination and celebration of the students’ hard work throughout this reading and theatre enrichment program. At the conclusion of the event, students were presented with awards from their respective middle school principals as their team of UT Theatre Assistants, along with their family and friends cheered them on! To continue fostering a love of the theatre, audience members were also surprised, by receiving vouchers to come back and attend a season production at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Shakespeare in Shades was made possible through the Great Schools Partnership in partnership with the Clarence Brown Theatre and Knox County Schools.