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Romeo & Juliet in a Bar

Shakespeare On Tap

Sunday, September 11 at 7:30pm


2022 Fringe Festival

90 min

Pay What You Can

The Victoria Freehouse


NOTE: Event is pay what you can, bar is cash only!

 

You know ’em, you love ’em, you’ve probably seen some bad versions of ’em. Catch Romeo & Juliet like you’ve never seen it before as these beautiful, foolish, desperately in love kids race towardsdoom in the madcap Shakespeare On Tap style. The actors talk to you, you can talk back, and drinking is encouraged (but no pressure, you do you, all are welcome).

 

​You’re probably used to thinking of Shakespeare as a boring, old, dead guy who wrote boring, old, dead plays. But Shakespeare’s theatre was a f*cking madhouse: the audience was an unruly bunch who came for the bear-baiting and stayed to check out the tragedy. They got drunk, bought snacks, and yelled back at the actors all the way to the bloody end. Actors rehearsed only the fights and dances. They got their lines and their cues, they talked directly to the audience, and they tried to tell the truth. When they failed, they probably really bit it.

 

That sounds way more fun to us than sitting in a dark room staring at a stage 50 feet away, so we want to try it. And maybe we’ll f*ck it all up.

 

Shakespeare On Tap: Serious actors. No director. One rehearsal. At a bar.

 

REALLY THOUGH, PLEASE NOTE: THE BAR IS CASH ONLY!!!

 

Appropriate for ages 13+

Content Considerations

This performance contains brief graphic violence. While audience members 13+ are welcome (with the supervision of a guardian where appropriate), please note that the venue is a bar.

The play contains brief fights and explicit instances of suicide.

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Masks are optional. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.

Credits

 

Katie Butler (she/her) – NURSE/ABRAHAM

Haley Fluke (she/her) – CO-ARTISTIC PRODUCER/DRAMATURG

John Miller Giltner (they/them) – BENVOLIO

Sohrab Hagheverdi (he/him) – ROMEO

Curt HImmelberger (he/him) – FRIAR LAWRENCE/GREGORY

Devin Preston (he/him) – TYBALT

Iris Seaman (she/her) – MERCUTIO/APOTHECARY

Jonathan Harper Schlieman (he/him) – CO-ARTISTIC PRODUCER/SAMPSON

Rohaan Unvala (he/him) – THE PRINCE

Gabey Walburn (she/her) – JULIET

 

About the Artist

You’re probably used to thinking of Shakespeare as a boring, old, dead guy who wrote boring, old, dead plays. But Shakespeare’s theatre was a f*cking madhouse: the audience was an unruly bunch who came for the bear-baiting and stayed to check out the tragedy. They got drunk, bought snacks, and yelled back at the actors all the way to the bloody end. Actors rehearsed only the fights and dances. They got their lines and their cues, they talked directly to the audience, and they tried to tell the truth. When they failed, they probably really bit it. That sounds way more fun to us than sitting in a dark room staring at a stage 50 feet away, so we want to try it. And maybe we’ll f*ck it all up.

Shakespeare on Tap: Serious actors. No director. One rehearsal. In a bar.