Can three guys really cover thirty-seven Shakespeare works in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only three performers in two acts. Freshly revised every year to suit our changing world, the guys on stage make a valiant, if misguided, effort to show us all how relevant Shakespeare still is to our daily lives. How will they do it this year? Well, that anybody’s guess, but knowing them, it’s going to be a wild ride. May the Bard forgive us.
“Be not afraid. The isle is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.” This tale of magic, elemental spirits and creatures, romance and comedy is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastic. Come visit the island as exiled magician Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, along with his servant spirit, Ariel, and creature, Caliban, attempt to restore his daughter, Miranda,to her rightful place and thwart his usurping brother. But could love interfere with his plans? Find out in our summer season opener, The Tempest!
Although best remembered for it’s dramatic scenes, Shakespeare’s weighty tale of love, friendship, the nature of mercy, and the nature of racism is actually a comedy. It also features some of Shakespeare’s best known idioms, some of his most beautiful monologues, and one of his strongest female characters, Portia. Is Shylock a villian or is his vengeance just? What exactly is the quality of mercy? And is all that glisters really gold? Come find out in our presentation of one of Shakespeare’s most important and controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice.
This is Love’s Labour’s Lost done in the style of 80′s high school comic romances. When a group of students sworn to celibacy all fall comically in love with three beautiful ladies, hilarity ensues. Throw in a heavily accented Spaniard, a country clown, a constable named Dull, and a play within a play, and you can count yourself in for a fun romp on a summer’s evening.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is often called, “The greatest play ever written in the English language”. Hamlet explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, moral corruption, duty, and madness. The play takes the audience through Hamlet’s own roller coaster of emotions from grief to rage, trickery to madness, comedy to tragedy. Come enjoy the drama as we close our summer outdoor season with Hamlet.
This tale of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal is another of Shakespeare’s greatest works. When his trusted ensign, Iago, convinces Othello, the Moorish general of the Venetian army, that his lieutenant is sleeping with his wife, Othello begins a slow descent into a jealous rage and leaving us with a tragedy for the ages. Featuring one of(…)