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Shakespeare troupe to hold midwinter fund-raiser

By Korea Herald

Published : Jan. 13, 2015 - 21:33

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Seoul Shakespeare Company will hold its annual Mid-Winter Party this Saturday to raise funds for its upcoming production of “Titus Andronicus.”

Entertainment will start with musical theater performances by members of Seoul Shakespeare Company, followed by a comedy performance by Seoul City Improv.

This will be followed by performances from bands the Raging Semis, the jeni Wai Band, Colin Phils, the Reach Arounds and Kite Flying Robot.

“In our past Mid-Winter Parties, we’ve generally had bands and stand-up comedy, but I thought it might be nice this year to include more theatrical elements early in the evening,” said Lauren Ash-Morgan, Seoul Shakespeare Company’s artistic director, who is producing the play.

There will also be drink specials, raffle prizes and a silent auction of work by local expat artists.

The money will go toward paying for the venue and other expenses for the troupe’s production of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” in Daehangno in May and June. Ash-Morgan explained that most of the budget would go toward renting the venue.

The event starts 7 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon. Entry is 10,000 won.