“Every humour hath his adjunct pleasure, wherein it finds a joy above the rest.” Poor Shadows of Elysium is committed to the joy of theatre, with primary focus on the works of the English Renaissance. We seek to share with our audience the truth, humanity and poetry of Shakespeare and his contemporaries by showing them how little people have changed in the past 400 years. We stress the similarities between the Renaissance stage and the modern world. Our focus is on the text. All other
The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.