Film crew wraps up Shakespeare's scenes as movie production continues

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

Chris Foley, a manager at Shakespeare's Pizza, found himself in a movie this month.

The film, “10 Hours a Week,” is a story about a Columbia 20-something who is working 
a minimal number of hours at Shakespeare's Pizza. Final footage from around the restaurant was shot Monday.

Foley said a manager was needed to open the store during shooting.  That’s when he got involved.  

"They gave me a line as the cab driver in the movie, and I was also an extra in the pit area of the kitchen," he said.

“It was flattering.” 

The story is based on former employee Kirsten Straub's experience at Shakespeare's but has been 
completely fictionalized, said Matt LaCasse, director of public relations for Arable Entertainment, the production company.

"We're envisioning a
 release of the film sometime in 2011," LaCasse said. 

This is Arable Entertainment's first film. 
Other than two actors, one of whom is from New York and the other of whom is from Los Angeles,  actors starring in the movie are local, LaCasse said.

"The film will look like it was shot in Hollywood, but that's the only
 connection to it," he said.  

Kurt Mirtsching, another general manager at Shakespeare’s, also had a small role in the movie.  

"I played the landlord, in which I have a brief encounter with the main character on the sidewalk at night," Mirtsching said.   

“The movie’s about discovering about what life’s all about,” he said. “It’s stuff that we all run into from childhood to adulthood.”

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