Founded by Celi Oliveto in the summer of 2014, The Rustic Mechanicals are the only troupe of actors in the state dedicated to touring the works of William Shakespeare and other classical playwrights.
The Mechanicals tour three shows annually focusing on making Shakespeare’s plays accessible to modern audiences by utilizing interesting productions concepts, dynamic staging, and extreme casting.
Previous productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and an original supernatural salon entitled Toil & Trouble.
Currently, The Mechanicals are booking performances for their 2016 season:
The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice.