BEER WITH THE BARD
A Shakespeare-Themed Pub Crawl produced in association with the Tucson Fringe Theatre Festival
Join local up-and-coming actors, along with Tucson favorites as we tour four local watering holes, with a Shakespeare performance in each venue. The pub crawl starts with the prologue to one of Shakespeare’s most beloved histories in the lobby of the World Famous Hotel Congress,then heads under the 4th Ave. underpass to the patio of The Shanty for a pastoral scene from one of the Comedies. From there, head to the Surly Wench for a scene from the original Surly Wench(Taming of the Shrew) before ending your Pub Crawl at Flycatcher (formerly Plush) with what Harold Bloom calls “the closest thing to Shakespeare addressing his audience as we’ll ever get.” Don’t be surprised to get a little extra entertainment (musicians, sonnets, street performance art) along the walk.
A Short History of the Show
The combination of Shakespeare and beer is not a new one. In the Renaissance era, groundlings often enjoyed a hoppy brew while enjoying the latest play from pop sensation William Shakespeare. A few years back The New York Shakespeare Exchange brought back the idea of hops and heady theatre with their ShakesBeer Pub Crawl through New York. Since then, Shakespeare Pub Crawls have been popping up in cities across the United States, including Washington DC, Newhaven, CT and Dallas, TX.
Beer with the Bard is a collaborative effort among Drama Queen Productions,led by Maryann Green, and Strada Theater Company,founded by Michael Fenalson and Nicole Scott and is produced by the Tucson Fringe Festival.We aim to produce this event yearly in order to celebrate the Bard's birthday as well as providing an opportunity for local theater artists to collaborate.
Tucson Fringe Festival http://www.tucsonfringe.org
Maryann Green 520.975.2633
Saturday April 25th, 2015 2pm-4pm, Check-in at 1:45 in the lobby of Hotel Congress