Shakespeare Raw: All's Well That Ends Well @ Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee [from 14 to 16 August]

Shakespeare Raw: All's Well That Ends Well


329
14 - 16
August
19:00 - 22:00

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Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
“I am driven on by the flesh; and he must needs go that the devil drives.” Wow, a couple of drinks in and clowns get all handsy!

Yes folks, The Boozy Bard is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare's Rom-Com of guile and deception, «All's Well That Ends Well»; and we're doing it in our own fashion that we call «Shakespeare Raw».

How does it work? I'm glad you asked.
A group of actors arrive the day of the show having read (I sincerely hope) the script so they are at least passingly familiar with the text. Then, they pull a character name from a bucket to learn who they will be playing that night. They then have approximately 5 minutes to get into character (read: grab a drink) and get ready for their first scene. And the next one. And the one after that. You get the idea.

«But I'm not familiar with the play» you say, well, here's the gist:
Bertram, the son of a widowed countess sets off from Roussilon with his friend, Parolles, and the Lord Lafeu, to the French court. He is the ward of the French king. He is unaware that Helena, orphan daughter of the countess’ physician, raised in the household of the countess, is in love with him. The countess gives her permission to try and cure the king’s illness. No-one has been able to cure him but Helena succeeds and, as a reward, the king invites her to choose a husband from among his wards. She chooses Bertram. Bertram’s ambitions for a wife go beyond her, however, and although he marries her on the king’s orders, he runs away with Parolles to fight in the wars in Italy.He writes a letter to Helena, telling her that he will not recognise the marriage until she can demonstrate that she is wearing his heirloom ring and carrying his child.

And it just gets wilder from there

You'll have three opportunities to catch this spectacle, August 14th, 15th and 16th all at 7:30.
The location? Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. Yeah, the one that looks like a castle. We're doing Shakespeare in an f'ing CASTLE!!! A castle with plenty of on-street parking.
Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're «Expecting». What does that mean? Well, what do *YOU* think it means? This is gonna be one of those «think outside the box» ones. We can't make them all gimmees. Besides, this is $5 we're talking about! $5 you can spend at the bar

So be sure to stop on by and «Love all, trust a few, do harm to none.»
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