I stumbled into 50 Shades Of Shakespeare not knowing at all what I was in for. I expected a sexy send up of Shakespeare's material, or maybe inspired, I don't know.
The format of this show:
Four extremely talented actors (2 female, 2 male) play various roles decided by the audience as they perform excerpts from selected canons.
Really, what works about 50 SoS, are the performances. I'm not a huge Shakespeare guy, so usually I avoid anything to do with the source material, but what I did find in this show.. I haven't found anywhere else. A moment where I was no longer paying attention to the gender, and instead focused on just the material. I think the Bard would certainly approve.
I would liked to have seen a twist or two somew...
50 SHADES OF SHAKESPEARE
What was most surprising to me I admit was finding the combination here of great acting,
great fun and great Shakespeare.
You walk into the Three Clubs Venue to find a board listing the scenes from the Bard’s plays that will be performed:
Virginity I & II & II
Romeo & Juliet (duh.)
Petruchio & Katherine (duh!)
Isabella and Angelo (duh again!)
Lady Macbeth (Okay, now you’ve got my interest)
Got my interest and kept my interest. Noah James, Jordan Mann, Kelly Nienaltowski, and Eddie Vona invites the audience to draw the names of the performers for the 11 scenes of passion, love and outright lust they’ve selected from...