Sunday, April 20th, 2014

03/15-03/17/2013 world premiere of This Strange Eventful History: Shakespeare Across Generations

Think Shakespeare is confusing? Think Shakespeare is too hard?

Get introduced to Shakespeare with This Strange Eventful History!

Maryland Shakespeare Festival is pleased to announce the world premiere of This Strange Eventful History: Shakespeare Across Generations. MSF would like to thank Goucher College because this project would not have been possible if it was not for a research grant from Goucher College.

This Strange Eventful History is an exploration of the generation gap through Shakespeare’s greatest characters. The piece contains information about Shakespeare, his family, historically how his plays were performed as well as scenes from several of his plays. Four actors from the MSF bring to light many interesting facts about Shakespeare, and breathe life into many of Shakespeare’s most interesting characters.

This Strange Eventful History was intended specifically to reintroduce adults to Shakespeare in a non-threatening way, not force-fed like it may have been in high school. Instead this performance will educate and entertain audiences of all ages with its perfect blend of fact and fiction. The performance will be appealing to families, church groups, literary clubs, retirement communities, schools, and more.

The piece was designed to be performed in various venues so it can be performed in someone’s living room to a stage with minimal scenery and lighting.

This Strange Eventful History performances will be held at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church in downtown Frederick at 106 W. Church St. on Friday, March 15th at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 17th at 2pm. Since this is a preview performance tickets are Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested donation of $15. For more information about this event or for reservations please contact Maryland Shakespeare Festival at (301) 668-4090.

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