Shakespeare Raw: Henry V @ Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee [from 11 to 13 September]

Shakespeare Raw: Henry V


277
11 - 13
September
19:00 - 22:00

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Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
“Men of few words are the best men." Yeesh, no one tell that to Hal in act 4.

Yes folks, The Boozy Bard is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare's tale of bravery and brotherhood, «Henry V»; 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:
Henry V’s father Bolingbroke (Henry IV) was never able to rule comfortably because he had usurped Richard II. On his succession King Henry V is determined to prove his right to rule, including over France. An ambassador arrives from the French Dauphin with a provocative gift of tennis balls. Henry responds by preparing to invade France. Three of the king’s friends, Scroop, Cambridge and Grey, are discovered to be plotting against him and he condemns them to death. Pistol, Nym, and Bardolph, the companions of Henry’s dissolute days in London, join the king’s forces and set off for the wars. The news comes of Sir John Falstaff’s death. The English take the town of Harfleur and the king moves on towards Calais. The two armies prepare for battle near Agincourt. The night before the battle the king visits his troops in disguise. The French numbers are superior but Henry inspires his troops with a powerful patriotic speech.

And then, well, you'll have to watch.

You'll have three opportunities to catch this spectacle, September 11th, 12th and 13th 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 «with a brother». 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 “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!"
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