Press Release - Detail
Linda Wilson
Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3746

February 25, 2009, Birmingham, AL—The Birmingham Public Library is excited to bring back the popular acting troupe Muse of Fire for its March 2009 BPL@Night performance. The group will be performing scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the play currently in production which Muse of Fire will feature in its entirety at Sloss Furnaces in May.

 M use of Fire is a self-described deconstructed Shakespeare project held at Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces. The unique theater troupe uses the surroundings of the historic facility and performs within its unconventional setting. It is a “guerrilla style of theater” and audience participation is encouraged, even expected.

Elizabeth Hunter is the founder and serves as the director of this unique experience. She has an extensive background in New York and Michigan, having both studied and directed in these locations. She won the 2007 Pauline Ireland Grant to Individual Artists.

The 2008 Spring Festival performance of Macbeth held at Sloss Furnaces was a sold-out success. Muse of Fire is carrying its momentum forward in 2009. On Thursday, March 19, Muse of Fire will entertain the library audience with a preview of its upcoming A Midsummer Night’s Dream production in a most unique location, the Atrium of Central Library. This is the third year that Muse has performed in the Atrium. The previous two years were huge successes. This year’s performance is sure to please, as the Muse of Fire brings its innovative and dynamic style to the library.

Event: Muse of Fire presents a sneak peak at A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Downtown Library’s Atrium
Cost: Free

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