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Second production of Exit, Pursued Bare: A Shakespearean Burlesque & Variety Spectacular on Jan 19! Jan. 5th, 2018 @ 01:24 pm
yendi
Update: There's now a second production of Exit, Pursued Bare: A Shakespearean Burlesque & Variety Spectacular. The Friday, January 19 one is new and has lots of remaining seats (while the January 21 show is now SRO)!

At Oberon in Cambridge on January 19 and 21, 2018.

The description from the website:

"A Shakespearean burlesque & variety spectacular

Shakespeare and burlesque? Such a mad marriage was never had before! This show is such stuff as dreams are made on: a burlesque and variety spectacular featuring dance, circus arts, music, spoken word, and more, in celebration of the works of William Shakespeare. Behold the Bard's most beloved lords, lovers, sprites and scoundrels in a fashion you've never witnessed before.

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile as sin as self-neglecting... so get your tickets now!"

Exit, Pursued Bare: A Shakespearean Burlesque & Variety Spectacular Dec. 5th, 2017 @ 04:44 pm
yendi
Exit, Pursued Bare: A Shakespearean Burlesque & Variety Spectacular

At Oberon in Cambridge on January 21, 2018.

The description from the website:

"A Shakespearean burlesque & variety spectacular

Shakespeare and burlesque? Such a mad marriage was never had before! This show is such stuff as dreams are made on: a burlesque and variety spectacular featuring dance, circus arts, music, spoken word, and more, in celebration of the works of William Shakespeare. Behold the Bard's most beloved lords, lovers, sprites and scoundrels in a fashion you've never witnessed before.

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile as sin as self-neglecting... so get your tickets now!"

Love's Labour's Lost (in Space) Opens Tonight Nov. 11th, 2016 @ 01:39 pm
lillibet
Theatre@First is excited to present

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (IN SPACE)!
written by William Shakespeare
directed by Hatem Adell

Ferdinand of Space Station Navarre and his friends vow to avoid all terrestrial pleasures to pursue a life of study for the next three years, but when the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies arrive at Space Station Navarre the previously made oaths prove impossible to keep.

Come drown your sorrows in synthehol and let the Bard's delightful comedy carry you to another world!

PERFORMANCES AT 8PM
Fri 11 Nov
Sat 12 Nov
Sun 13 Nov
Thu 17 Nov
Fri 18 Nov
AND Sat 19 Nov AT 4PM!

UNITY SOMERVILLE
6 William Street at College Ave

TICKETS
Adults $15
Students/Seniors $12

Shakespeare Fight Scenes Oct. 24th, 2016 @ 11:56 pm
guyfawkes1962
A Palpable Hit
Shakespeare’s Best Fight Scenes

The Gunpowder Plot is a conspiracy of some of Boston’s top fight directors and combat actors. We present a rowdy showcase of the best fights in Shakespeare’s plays: funny, tragic, brutal, fierce. This piece explores the world of meaning in the stage direction “they fight.”

Check out our website http://www.apalpablehit.com, complete with web pages on each scene with full text, illustrations, secondary sources and video.

Swordplay, slapstick, assassination, and freestyle fighting will leave audiences wanting more. Scenes include-

Hamlet vs. Laertes
Tybalt vs. Romeo vs. Mercutio
Viola vs. Sir Andrew
Petruchio vs. Katharina
Lady Anne vs. Richard
Young Siward vs. MacBeth
Banquo & Fleance vs. Murderers
Orlando vs. Charles the Wrestler
Murderers vs. Duke of Clarence
Hermia vs. Helena
Young Siward vs. MacBeth
Joan of Arc vs. King of France


A Palpable Hit runs Wednesdays-Sundays at the Durrell Theater
(at the Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave. in Central Square, Cambridge)
from November 25-December 11, 2016.
Shows on Wednesday-Saturday are at 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 4:00 pm.
Special industry night show on Monday, November 28th at 8:00 pm.
Tickets $25-40 with Gold Star discounts available

The Spanish Tragedy Opens Next Week! Aug. 11th, 2016 @ 05:36 pm
lillibet
Thomas Kidd's classic revenge play is considered one of the sources Shakespeare used as inspiration for Hamlet. It's got a Prince, a Ghost, and a Girlfriend and even more Mayhem! Don't miss it!

THE SPANISH TRAGEDY
by Thomas Kidd
directed by Mary Parker

The battlefields of Spain are a walk in the park in this fast-paced take on Thomas Kidd's funny, gory, tragic story of a Ghost, a Girlfriend, a Portuguese Prince, and the Spirit of Revenge! Join Theatre@First and Director Mary Parker for a fantastic evening of free theatre in Nathan Tufts Park.

PERFORMANCES at 7PM
Thursday 18 August
Friday 19 August
Saturday 20 August
Thursday 25 August
Friday 26 August
Saturday 27 August

Nathan Tufts Park, 850 Broadway, Somerville 02144
Rain Dates: Sunday 21 August and Sunday 28 August

Visit our website for more information!
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» Audition for Love's Labour's Lost (in Space!)
Theatre@First is excited to announce our November show: Love's Labour's Lost (in Space)! Sign-ups are now open to audition on Monday, Aug 29 or Thursday, Sept 1 at Unity Somerville.

Are you a fan of the Bard, or of classic sci-fi tv? Actors are welcome to read for any role regardless of gender. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.

In Love's Labour's Lost (in Space), Ferdinand of Space Station Navarre and his friends vow to avoid all terrestrial pleasures to pursue a life of study for the next three years. But when the spaceship of the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies arrives, those oaths prove impossible to keep. Faithful to Shakespeare's text, our production will focus on the fantastic comedy of the script, while playing with the possibilities of setting the Bard in the vast beyond.

Mark your calendar now for our performances at Unity Somerville on Nov 11-18!

Visit our website for more information!
» free outdoor As You Like It in Cambridge in late August
I saw a flyer today advertising that Merely Players is doing free outdoor As You Like It in Cambridge parks in late August.

Longfellow Park (Aug 18-21) and Danehy Park (Aug 25-28) [maps here]

Thurs-Sat 7pm
Sun 5pm

(The shows will be free, but their website indicates that they're currently fundraising if you wanna throw some dollars their way or help with advertising.)
» more free summer Shakespeare (Hamlet outdoors in Chelsea)
From the email I just got:
One Week til Hamlet!!
Apollinaire in the Park
July 13-31, Wed.-Sun. at 8:00 • FREE

PORT Park, 99 Marginal Street,
on the Chelsea Waterfront

Hamlet will be presented as a
Promenade Production,
and in Apollinaire summer tradition
the audience will move with the action.

Audiences will be on their feet for about half the show. All areas are wheelchair accessible.

Patrons with mobility concerns who will not be bringing wheel chairs are encouraged to
call ahead so a chair can be provided.

Audience members are encouraged
to bring blankets and beach chairs,
and a picnic to enjoy along with the harbor views.

There will also be a food truck for each performance.

Free parking is available on site.

Information/Directions:
www.apollinairetheatre.com or (617) 887-2336.

In case of rain, call (617) 887-2336 to check status.

» ASP's 13th season
This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and ASP is doing a bunch of popular plays this coming season -- plus a Marlowe play.

From their website:
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Doug Lockwood
October 5 - November 6, 2016

Shakespeare’s most iconic work, “Hamlet” explodes with big ideas but at the center is a story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet’s father is dead, and Denmark has crowned Hamlet’s uncle the new king. Consumed by grief, Hamlet struggles to exact revenge, with devastating consequences.


The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Allyn Burrows
December 1, 2016 - January 8, 2017

In Shakespeare’s fantastical thriller the magician Prospero orchestrates spirits, monsters, a grief-stricken king, a wise old counselor, two treacherous brothers and a storm at sea into a fantastical conspiracy bringing banishment, sorcery, and shipwreck into the lives of two hapless lovers to stir and seal their fate.


Edward II
by Christopher Marlowe
directed by David R. Gammons
February 22 - March 19, 2017

The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.


A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Patrick Swanson
May 10 - June 4, 2017

One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the journey of four young lovers as they find their way through the forest and to each other. But as Lysander says “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Full of madcap chases and mistaken identities, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is an exploration of the mystery and madness of love.

» more free summer Shakespeare
from metro:
It’s a Fiasco: “MacBeth”
Through June 19


The City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Arts Council are sponsoring It’s a Fiasco’s free presentations of “MacBeth” at Longfellow Park (through June 12) and Denehy Park (June 16-19). Director Hatem Adell’s production will have nightly performances starting at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on June 11th and 18th. Just bring a blanket and your picnic basket and get ready for a night of betrayal.
http://www.facebook.com/ItsaFiascoCambridge
&
Brown Box Theatre Project: “Cymbeline”
August 18-28


Another free outdoor production, though it won’t be staying put. Brown Box Theatre will present Will’s lesser-known work in 7 different locations around eastern Mass. They’ll be at the Waterfront Plaza at Atlantic Wharf on August 19th, 26th and 28th and locations in South Boston on the 18th and the 25th.
http://calendar.artsboston.org

[Edit: schedule details listed here]

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