“Shake-Speare’s Treason” – Special Free Performance at Rockland Community College on April 24

We’re looking forward to a special performance of SHAKE-SPEARE’S TREASON, the 90-minute one-man show, presented by Ramapo-Rockland Community College’s Performing Arts Department and the Rockland Shakespeare Company.

The event at the Cultural Arts Theater on the RCC campus is free and open to the public.

I’ll be performing the show at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, with a Q&A session to follow.  

Here’s the text of an RCC announcement online:

Ramapo – Rockland Community College’s Performing Arts Department and the Rockland Shakespeare Company present a special free performance of SHAKE-SPEARE’s TREASON, at RCC on Tuesday, April 24:
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Rockland Community College
Cultural Arts Theater
SHAKE-SPEARE’S TREASON is an exciting 400 year-old mystery story. The dramatic re-telling of Shakespeare’s sonnets is written and performed by master storyteller Hank Whittemore as a gripping saga of murder, mistaken identity, hanging, treason, bastard royalty, love and betrayal. Directed by Ted Story, the show masterfully combines history and literature, offering insights into Shakespeare and life during the Elizabethan Age.

Hank Whittemore performing "Shake-Speare's Treason"

A Q&A session follows the performance, and Whittemore will also be available to sign copies of his books. The event is free and open to the public and funded in part by a grant from the RCC Foundation.
Hank Whittemore
Whittemore began acting professionally after high school, appearing Off-Broadway in “THIS SIDE OF PARADISE” directed by Herbert Berghof and on Broadway in “TAKE HER, SHE’S MINE,” with Art Carney. He performed with Helen Hayes in “THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH”, and appeared in “TOYS IN THE ATTIC” with Terry Davis. Other career paths have included newspaper reporter and radio news director before he began writing. Among his eleven published books are, The Super Cops, later made into a movie starring Ron Leibman, directed by Gordon Parks.
His non-fiction publications include a biography of labor leader Mike Quill, a reporter’s journey into African-American politics, a true story about Watergate, and an account of a remarkable counterfeiting case in London. He has also written CNN: The Inside, about the birth of Ted Turner’s all-news network; So That Others May Live, about a woman’s work with search-and-rescue dogs; and Your Future Self, a look at the inner universe of molecular medicine. Whittemore has also written many scripts for television documentaries such as “THE BODY HUMAN” (CBS), and “THE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN” (ABC), winning two Emmy awards along the way. He has written more than a hundred articles for PARADE magazine, and the recipient of an award from the Little Theatre of Alexandria National One-Act Playwriting Contest.
For more information about this performance, please contact Chris Plummer at 845-574-4380. RCC offers several degrees and courses in the Performing Arts.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. We are looking forward to your presentation with great anticipation! Can’t Wait!!

    If anyone is in the area of Suffern, NY on the 24th at 11:00am, please come and enjoy the show for FREE!!

  2. Hank I love your work however some of us can’t make it up that way would you be so kind as to video record your show and perhaps sell it as a DVD??? I would definitely buy it.

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