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Romeo & Juliet in a Bar

Details

Categories: Theater, Immersive, Party

Dates: September 11, 2022

Run Time: 90 mins

Venue: The Victoria Freehouse

Overview

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!!!

 

Shakespeare On Tap

​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.

Credits

Katie Butler (she/her) - NURSE - is thrilled to be part of her second Shakespeare on Tap production! She was previously seen as Malvolio in Twelfth Night with Shakespeare on Tap. Katie is a performer and theatre maker based in Philadelphia and when she’s not performing, she is a freelance director and teaching artist working with organizations all throughout the city.


Haley Fluke (she/her) - CO-ARTISTIC PRODUCER/DRAMATURG - is a dramaturg from Oregon currently based in Philadelphia. She has previously worked at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, the Seven Devils New Play Conferece, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Quintessence Theatre, New Georges, Company One Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre and the Gay City Arts Project, among others. Favorite dramaturgy projects include: BODY + BLOOD, ALLIGATOR GOSPELS, A LITTLE GHOST STORY, ¡O CASCADIA!, THE WAY NORTH, FLEE (Seven Devils New Play Conference_. Other favorite credits include: PEERLESS, THE T PARTY, AN OCTOROON (Company One); WE LIVE IN CAIRO (NMTF); AS YOU LIKE IT (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and ED, DOWNLOADED (Washington Ensemble Theatre.) Haley served as an editor for the New England New Play Anthology and is a proud member of LMDA and alumna of the National Theatre Institute.


John Miller Giltner (they/them) - BENVOLIO - is a devising clown comedian who knows the exact amount of unprofessionalism the professional world needs. Performing comedy all across the United States, their work seeks to create positive chaos, inviting audiences into a discombobulated world where they can better understand themselves. A recent graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, John Miller has run comedy shows out of a teapot shaped building Keanue Reeves tried to buy (before he blew up), performed sketch shows for packed houses AND sometimes two people in the back of a bar, and physical theater plays that the audi

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