Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida Presents “Trickster’s Treat: Clowns, Fools and Jesters of Shakespeare”

Coral Gables, FL, October 24, 2017 --( The Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida will present a reading – “Trickster’s Treat: Clowns, Fools and Jesters of Shakespeare” – at GableStage in Coral Gables on October 30, 2017. Joseph Adler, Producing Artistic Director at GableStage, will be reading the role of Shylock.

Shakespeare Troupers Beverly Blanchette, Sam Chesser, Patty Fernandez, Anderson Freitas, Kent Harris, Tom Regnier, Kevin Reilley, Laurie Tanner, Seth Trucks and Janet Weakley will read comical scenes from Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest and the Merchant of Venice; Peter Galman will direct. Joseph Adler is hosting the Shakespeare Troupe for his GableStage audience.

Veteran Shakespeare actor Peter W. Galman ( is happy to be returning to GableStage with a group of well-known South Florida actors he trained to act Shakespeare. They have been bringing the Bard’s words to venues all over South Florida since the Troupe’s launch in April 2016. This year, readings were held at Devonshire at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, The Palace and Area Stage Company in Coral Gables, the Cushman School in Miami as well as readings at three behavioral health centers in Miami. Mr. Galman was inspired by the mission and core values, namely love, respect, and dignity, along with compassion, of Camillus House in Miami and infused those values into the comedy of Shakespeare for their reading. Those values continued in the readings held at Miami Rescue Mission and Better Way of Miami.

“My mission is to train a group of actors that are committed to doing Shakespeare; to get on their feet and be confident with complex text and take the work to various venues and schools in South Florida. That’s where the audience is going to come from. Appreciation for Shakespeare needs to be cultivated and can happen as early as fourth grade. When a person hears Shakespeare for the first time they’re hearing a new language, but the poetry makes it a universal language that the person understands at an instinctive level. Delivery is key. There are rules of verse to be followed for clarity and execution of the writer’s intent. That's why training is so important,” said Mr. Galman.

Another mission of Mr. Galman’s is to continue to take Shakespeare to South Florida schools. At the Cushman School in Miami in March 2017, eighth grade students participated in a week-long workshop culminating in a performance with scrolls, costumes, music, singing and dancing for a full audience.

Shakespeare Troupe is presenting the reading for free. Funding is made possible by a grant through Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Donations are also welcome through the arts-friendly crowdfunding website Generosity. (

Interested actors, educators, producers and media personnel should contact Mr. Galman at or by messenger on Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida’s Facebook page.
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