Saturday, October 4, 2008

the 5th billy shakes night, tonight!

once upon a time, we were ashamed of these humble gatherings. now, it's just out of fashion not to attend billy shakes night at our apartment. last month, there was treason, mutiny, and togas in Julius Caesar. Our 3-2 is quickly ascending to the top of the theater world as one of the "best venues to see quality Shakespearean productions" (quoted directly from Elegantly Lush and Glamorous and Burberry-Ed Hardy Life Magazine).

thus far we have put on (i, personally, will admit to blaspheme in lieu of 'put on')
  • King Henry IV
  • Macbeth
  • King Henry VIII
  • Julius Caesar

and what, you ask will we players play tonight?

Much Ado About Nothing, of course.

and believe me, the title of this play, in particular, is highly appropriate in describing what exactly goes on here. all this preparation, all the blocking, all the costuming, all the makeup, all the wigs, all the play abbreviation, all the studying, all the stress, all the drama, all ado so that we can read Shakespeare aloud, spill cocktails, and piss ourselves? Aye.

if you haven't come out to one of these yet, and you're up for it tonight, please let me know and i'll give you directions...fair warning though, i make no guarantees about what exactly may happen at billy shakes night. there are surprises around every corner. just ask Lisa's shoe!

our fearless, and oft pants-less director, markus nicholas III is a real diva about the punctuality of these things, so if you're coming, be there by 9:30 at the latest.

and now, for a taste:

1 comment:

Rumbeando Worldwide said...

I am really sad i can't come tonight, at least i am not missing taming of the shrew.. hope that one gets picked next.