New Jersey playhouse releases series of performances filmed without an audience
The show will go on thanks to a cast of actors living together during the quarantine.
Actors Christian Frost and Katja Yacker are among a company of nine actors who have been living together in the cast housing of the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey in Madison.
The theater is releasing a series of classic plays recently recording on its stage without an audience. It enables the nonprofit theater to safely put on shows.
“It’s something that we’re going to look back on and be able to tell people about the rest of our lives because it’s something that is basically unheard of right now,” Yacker says.
The series is called “Pandemic Playhouse Entertainment,” or PPE. All three productions of the George Bernard Shaw plays - “Overruled,” “Passion, Poison and Petrification: The Fatal Gazigene,” and “Village Wooing” - are directed by the Shakespear Theater's artistic director Bonnie J. Monte.
Tickets to the stream of the first set of plays can be found on the theater’s website.