Linfield theatre presents ‘Lot O’ Shakespeare’

The Linfield College Theatre will present “Lot O’ Shakespeare,” featuring actor Timothy Mooney, Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield. The production will feature one monologue from every Shakespeare play.

“Lot O’ Shakespeare” will give audience members a taste of comedies such as “Taming the Shrew” and tragedies such as “Romeo and Juliet.” The various themes of Shakespeare’s works will be performed by veteran actor Timothy Mooney.

Mooney is known for his performance of the popular “Moliere Than Thou,” and he is the author of the new acting textbook, “Acting at the Speed of Life: Conquering Theatrical Style.” He is the former founder and editor of “The Script Review” and was the artistic director of Chicago’s “Stage Two Theatre,” where he produced nearly 50 plays in five years. Mooney found himself drawn to the hilarious world of Moliere and eventually wrote 17 comedic rhymed variations of Moliere’s plays, which have been celebrated around the world.

The inspiration for “Lot O’ Shakespeare” came from an intriguing idea.

“I started fantasizing about all of the Shakespeare roles that were coming into my range in my middle years. I thought I might be able to transform my performance tour into an audition tour. What if, no matter what Shakespeare play they were doing, I had a monologue from that show available to perform?” said Mooney.

Mooney began to envision an acting workshop and a one-man show consisting of a monologue from all of Shakespeare’s famous works. “Lot O’ Shakespeare” was born.

The production is free and open to the public. The Marshall Theatre is fully accessible. For more information, call 503-883-2292.