Summer is over, and so is the season of outdoor Shakespeare! Meanwhile, I’ve been in rehearsals for this delightful cabaret reinterpretation of Troilus and Cressida by Poltergeist Theater Project, a new theater company in the Bay Area that takes problematic plays and reinvents them from a queer, feminist perspective. This rehearsal process under co-directors Chris Steele and Sean Owens has been hilarious, beautiful, stimulating, and everything else you could want out of a collaborative process. And we’ll be singing some gorgeous music set to Shakespeare’s language by the brilliant Lou Lagalante. There is so much love and ingenuity in this piece, I can’t wait to show everyone! We run in the first two weekends of October, come see us!
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Come join us as we take Shakespeare's most explicitly queer play and set it dancing. Refocusing the narrative from the original script, this production puts the queer and femme characters at the center, giving them space to tell their own stories and celebrating the ambiguities, contradictions, and struggles of being a human at war with humanity and oneself. They say "All's fair in love and war," but you'll have to come decide for yourself.
All tickets will be pay-what-you-will at the door of the show. Limited edition participation packages will be available through Kickstarter in small quantities. Theatre that matters should be for all, and Poltergeist is dedicated to bringing queer art regardless of financial strata.
INFORMATION AND TICKETS: