Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Next Big Thing: The Beard of Avon

Rorschach Theatre kicks off Season Six with The Beard of Avon, Amy Freed's hilarious piss-take on the authorial origins of the greatest English-language plays not written by Joe Eszterhas. The play is directed by Jessica Burgess and stars Rorschach artistic partners Grady Weatherford as Will Shakspere and Scott McCormick as...I don't know...stuff. We think the show will be majorly awesome and funny as hell, so come.

The show runs October 22 ? November 20, 2005.
Pay What You Can Previews Begin October 19.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
ADDITIONAL SHOWS at 5pm on Sat Nov 12, Sun Nov 13, Sat Nov 19, Sun Nov 20

TICKETS: $18/$12 students and seniors

October 19, 20 and 21 at 8pm
(There are no reservations for previews
Tickets for previews are sold at the door)

At the Sanctuary Theatre
Casa Del Pueblo
1459 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC
For INFO: 202-452-5538
EMAIL: info@rorschachtheatre.com


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LuckySpinster said...

break a leg.

it's kind of alarming how much grady looks like shakespeare in that pic.

smuttynose said...

Being a sort of press-night-standing-date for a theatre reviewer, I often find myself disengaged from a production, thinking, "What is that fingerpainted backdrop supposed to be?" or "Isn't he a little short for a Petruccio?" I got to the end of Beard of Avon and found those thoughts hadn't crossed my mind at all! The players were all spot-on and played their parts with nothing less than total dedication. I felt like there were a lot of genre/Shakespeare jokes that passed the audience by, but luckily I was there to laugh at each in a loud and unseemly way. Fascinating premise and top drawer production! P.S. I heart Valerie Fenton.