From the multi-award-winning creator of Watson comes something that should have stayed in his inbox. When a community theater is forced to perform Shakespeare on Zoom that they haven’t rehearsed (or really cared to look at or understand)… this is what you get.
The chorus sets the scene for a couple of overwrought actors faking their way through some Shakespeare(?). Pete looks on. The drama builds and builds until he can’t stand it anymore. It’s his turn to go, and he does.
Voila. Shakespeare done right.
Exeunt, end meeting.
The Chorus – Any gender, any age. Dead serious about performance and scene laying. Think Derek Jacobi in Henry V.
Lady Macb – 20s/30s. Ambitious wife of MacB. Super dirty hands. Much guilt.
Prince Hamilton – 20s-50s. Troubled. Overwrought. Clearly based on Hamlet. Might be funny if the actor is totally wrong for the role, like most actors who play Hamlet are.
Pete – 20s. Impatient. Actually good at acting. Surprisingly so.
Time: In the middle of a global pandemic, where no live theater can exist. Because everyone wants those stories right now.
Place: A Zoom session with Shakespeary backgrounds.
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An Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement (see Materials).
Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement.
Materials: Your materials for this virtual show will be provided in digital format (PDF) via email after receipt of payment and your signed Production License.
The required materials for FAKESPEARE OR: THE ALOUISHUS COMMUNITY PLAYERS FAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH A CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE WHILE PETE LOOKS ON include:
Production ScriptsAvailable Products:
Stage Manager’s Script – Printed on standard 8.5” x 11” 3-hole-punched paper, with the same page numbers and text as the Printed Production Scripts, but with more space on the page for notes and cues.