The Vermillion and The Groat by Ken McCoy

May 3 and 4, 2024 at 7:30pm at Acting Ensemble on the Avenue.

Did the Bard write a Spaghetti Western? You’re about to find out pard, er pardner. Come see “A Stage(Coach) reading of Shakespeare’s forgotten folio. A no holds barred comedy in two acts, including a journey, a stranger and a story. Maybe not in that order! Come see how 53 characters, a stagecoach, a saloon, and a desert fit into the Acting Ensemble’s lobby!

Please be advised, this work contains course, suggestive language. Parental guidance is advised.

The Vermillion and the Groat is part of Acting Ensemble’s “Poets and Playwrights”, a series of poems, plays and songs by local writers, produced in various forms for the purpose of audience enjoyment, participation and feedback. It’s all by donation at the door, but if you want to reserve a spot, go to

“Poets and Playwrights” series is sponsored in part by Chris and Dick Currey.

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  • Activities at the Acting Ensemble made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, The Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Harvey R. and Doris Klockow Foundation.