After a period of COVID-19 shutdowns of all non-essential organizations, Beale Street Theater is open once again and back to finish what they started in the spring.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield is set to perform for one weekend only! On June 25 and 26, director Bob Blake and cast will be performing at 7pm both nights at Metcalf Park, 315 W Beale Street. Black Bridge Brewery will still be selling Shakespeare-themed beer during the show in support of the theater!
For anyone late to the party, this show is a satirical summary of every Shakespeare work, including that of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Though satirical, the show also nods at Shakespeare respectfully, for we could not make fun of him if he didn’t write so many ridiculous pieces.
The show will still be performed on the stage at Metcalf Park with a minimal set designed specifically to be portable to and from the venue. The costumes are obnoxious and silly and, yes, Lucas will still be a woman most of the time—we wouldn’t be true to the time period if he wasn’t! Lucas will actually be traveling back from his home in Minnesota to finish the show for Kingman, so keep a lookout for his travel videos these next couple weeks!
Beale Street Theater’s presentation of this comedic work is a great way to take the city’s mind off the worrisome events unfolding around the world. We are also taking great care to minimize any issues COVID might cause. Performing in the park will give the audience an open-air venue to promote social distancing. The theater also recommends that audience members bring their own chairs to minimize any cross-contaminations of the virus. Among these precautions, the theater is taking many others to ensure safety of volunteers and audiences alike.
Beale Street Theater greatly appreciates your support towards local businesses and non-profit organizations. Come out and support the Beale Street Theater and Black Bridge Brewery—have a pint and laugh your pantaloons off!
Tickets are $12 per person and are on sale online at https://www.bealestreettheater.com/tickets/ or at the gates before the show.
To further support Beale Street Theater, donations can be made at the show or online at https://www.bealestreettheater.com/donate/
As Shakespeare once said, “We put the fun in dysfunctional.” ….or was that Green Day?