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Shylock at The Vicksburg Theater Guild




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Shylock, a one-man show to benefit the Vicksburg Theatre Guildby Mark Leiren-Young, featuring M. Brady McKellar Vicksburg, Mississippi –  Saturday, June 4, 2011 – 7:30 PMSunday, June 5, 2011 – 2:00 PMParkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa StreetAdmission: $10 Adults/Seniors, $5 Students/Children Vicksburg native, M. Brady McKellar, is featured in Shylock, an award winning one-man play about a Jewish actor who finds himself condemned by the community for his portrayal of the world’s most controversial villain.  The piece addresses and incites discussion about censorship, historical revisionism, and whether certain plays should be produced for contemporary audiences.  The Merchant of Venice is often chief amongst those hotly debated.  These performances are ones in a tour of the southeast this summer and fall. Proceeds go to benefit the Vicksburg Theatre Guild.M. Brady McKellar is currently on faculty in the Department of Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  Previously, Brady served as a theatre professor at Dillard University, as an instructor at Tulane University, as well as concurrently serving as a Teaching Artist with the Young Audience/Arts for Learning program. He has been a guest artist throughout the southeast, such as at Roanoke Island’s The Lost Colony, an invited panelist with Creative Time’s Democracy in America, and as a recurrent lecturer at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Brady is a regular respondent for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as well as an adjudicator for the SETC’s annual Young Scholar Award.  Brady is a member of the Costume Society of America, Puppeteers of America, UNIMA-USA, the National Registry of Living Historians, and has studied with former Muppeteer Michael Earl. Brady was recently featured as a performer at the 2008 and 2009 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi. A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Brady was very involved in VTG, as is all of his family.  Some of Brady’s favorite VTG roles include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Dicken in The Secret Garden and Edward Rutledge in 1776, and he looks forward to this opportunity to give back to his first theatre community.]]]]> ]]>

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