Odessa Shakespeare Festival

The Odessa Shakespeare Festivalodessa-shakespeare-logo (1) is taking place November 17-18 at the Globe Theatre in Odessa, Texas. The Texas Shakespeare Festival’s Roadshow will be performing The Taming of the Shrew on Friday the 17th followed by a production of Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits on the 18th. Tickets are $10

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New Mascot and Naming Contest

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Meet the mascot and give him a name.

Shakespeare on the Concho is adopting a “break a leg” mascot. There is a $25 gift card offered for the best name. Once we have a name, he will be with us for every rehearsal and performance. Deadline to submit is midnight Saturday October 28.

Shakespeare on the Concho looking to expand to third weekend

SOC LogoNothing is final yet, but Shakespeare on the Concho is looking at options to expand its performances to a third weekend. But this third weekend would not be simply adding performances at the Art Museum. Instead we will take the show on the road. Locations are yet undetermined but talks are taking place with the communities in Mertzon, Ballinger, Eden and possibly Christoval. The show in 2018 is Macbeth, directed by Stoddard Owens. Check back here for more details.

Shit-Faced Shakes in Austin

If you think Shakespeare is too stuffy, the Austin based Magnificent Bastards will disabuse you of that notion. They are performing the Shit-faced Shakespeare® production of  Much Ado About Nothing at The North Door in Austin, Texas on October 6 and October 7 at the Spider House Ballroom.

According to their website, “Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member. Outrageous raucous and completely unpredictable, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 200,000 eager theatre goers across the UK and US.”

“Shit-Faced Shakespeare® seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.”

Source: Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Complete Works of the Bard – Abridged – coming to ACT

Okay, so it is not exactly Shakespeare, but it’s close enough for us. Angelo Civic Theatre is presenting The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. If you’d like to see all the plays, but don’t have the time, and to be frank who does, this is the place to see them.

Cast list has not been officially released, but rumor has it an all star trio will be taking the stage. More details to come.