Gingold Theatrical Group will honor Shakespeare's 458th birthday with Shakespeare Sonnet Soirée on April 23 at 6 PM ET. The livestreamed event will be be available for free via the group's Facebook page.
Participating in the event will be Brenda Braxton, Alison Fraser, Harriet Harris, David Lee Huynh, Judith Ivey, Jefferson Mays, Charlotte Moore, Thom Sesma, Renee Taylor, Jon Patrick Walker, and Karen Ziemba.
Audience members are encouraged to join the line-up with a Shakespeare sonnet, quote, or song based on one of the famous writer's sonnets not exceeding three minutes. Participation is not required, but registration to participate ends at 4 PM ET April 22.
"He wrote more than 150 sonnets and, no, we don't plan on getting through them all," says GTG's Artistic Director David Staller in a statement, "but here's an opportunity to speak the speech he prayed you."