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

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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.

Good night Shrew

Good night Shrew.

The third production of Shakespeare on the Concho, The Taming of the Shrew has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who helped with it, the cast, crew, costumers, props, the Museum and everyone who attended and has given so much encouragement to this project. We will be back next year with As You Like It directed by Stoddard Owens. Can’t wait.

As You Like It

 

 

Cast for The Taming of the Shrew

Baptista – Charley Blake

Katherine – Katt Jenkins

Bianca – Kristin Schwarz

Petruchio – Stoddard Owens

Gremio – Larry Hettick

Hortensio – TBD

Lucentio – Wade Sorrells

Vincentio – Joe Weaver

Tranio – Cassidy Brown

Biondello – Ashley Pulliam

Merchant – Mark Lack

Widow – Benita Graham

Grumio – John Mark Olive

Curtis – TBD

Phillip – Bella Figueroa

Walter – Cheyenne Kerr

Sugarsop – John Haskell

 

Get Ready For The Taming Of The Shrew

June of 2016 Shakespeare on the Concho returns with a crowd favorite

The Taming of The Shrew

What do you get when you cross a spoiled rich boy looking for someone to support him and the rich strong willed woman he wants to marry? Sheer comedy!

This show has been much maligned in recent years because some consider it sexist and misogynist.Nevertheless it continues to be one of the most produced and greatest crowd-pleasers of Shakespeare’s plays.So, there must be more to it that just some outdated story of the battle between the sexes. It has been redone time and again and adapted into several Hollywood films like:

McClintock

With John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara

McClintock

Deliver us from Eva

With LL Cool J

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10 Things I Hate About You

With Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles

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Auditions will be in April.