Stand Up Shakespeare! Returns to the Notch August 31

From Kimmie Braunthal, Stand Up Shakespeare! 

“Stand Up Shakespeare!” and the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation announce FREE Shakespeare in Vermont for one performance only. Visitors to Vermont and locals can enjoy the show at noon on Saturday, August 31, 2013. The special matinee performance will be in the 173-year-old Union Christian Church on the Calvin Coolidge Historical Site at 43 Messer Hill Road, Plymouth, VT 05056. 

The“Stand Up Shakespeare!” troupe will amuse and delight as it performs a show of the best of Shakespeare’s canon, as well as contemporary Bard-based entertainment. This troupe of classical actors and singers will share its collective talent, passion and creativity.

“We’re thrilled to host ‘Stand Up Shakespeare!’ again this Labor Day weekend for its annual show. We can’t wait to see what new surprises this dedicated group brings to us!” says Diane Kemble, Education Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.

The “Stand Up Shakespeare!” troupe is a collection of professional actors that has returned to Killington, Vermont annually over the last 13 years to share its talent and expertise in classical theater. It has performed Shakespeare both nationally and internationally. The result of these efforts is a 1-hour tour de force, “Stand Up Shakespeare!”

As audience members take their seats in this lovely little chapel they will experience Shakespeare as a springboard for a reverent and irreverent revue that includes Comedy! Tragedy! Music! Sword Play! (Well, maybe not sword play…it’s a pretty small stage). It’s a delightful mélange of Bard-based entertainment for the ages and all ages! The audience will feel the words reverberate through the magic of historical acoustics!

For more information on “Stand Up Shakespeare!” check the Facebook Page

or contact Kate Konigisor at 917.406.1456 or

About The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, Inc.:
The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, Inc. was established in 1960 by a group of Coolidge enthusiasts including John Coolidge, the son of President and Mrs. Coolidge, and other luminaries of the period. The Foundation was formed in part to address the fact that there is no federally funded presidential library for Calvin Coolidge, our 30th U.S. President. The Foundation preserves and furthers President Coolidge’s legacy and provides primary and interpretive information through a website and by request to teachers and students, scholars, the media and the general public.
Education Director: Diane Kemble
Phone: 802-672-3389

About The Union Christian Church:The Union Christian Church was erected in 1840 as a town meeting house and was formally dedicated as the “Congregational Church Society” in 1842. President Calvin Coolidge, born in 1872, first knew the church in its original state, and until 1890 sat in the pew owned by his grandfather. After the 1890 renovation, the president and his family worshiped in the pew that is now marked by the American Flag and a brass plate on the right arm. Since 1970, the Union Christian Church has been owned and preserved by The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.

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