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Double Feature: Still Dreaming and Shakespeare Behind Bars

  • Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium 55 Loma Colorado Drive Northeast Rio Rancho, NM, 87124 United States (map)

Come view two incredible documentaries, one of prisoners exploring and performing The Tempest in Shakespeare Behind Bars, and the other, Still Dreaming, of seniors in an actors’ retirement community learning and performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Filmmaker Jilann Spitzmiller will be on hand to introduce the films and answer questions.

11 a.m.: Still Dreaming

Stretching physical, emotional and mental limits, a group of elderly Broadway actors, musicians and dancers bravely dive into a production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and find that nothing is what it seems to be.

1:30 p.m.: Shakespeare Behind Bars

Take Shakespeare’s final play ‘The Tempest’ with its violent seas, windswept island, crucial connection to nature, and underlying theme of forgiveness, and bring it into a prison, the ultimate venue of confinement. The result is an extraordinary story about the creative process and the power of art to heal and redeem.