Several months ago, I was inaugurated into the unique pleasures of a Magnificent Bastards production of "Shit-Faced Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream." I was as enchanted as any mythical forest.
White Rhino Report Review of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
When I learned that this same intrepid troupe of actors were now also tackling "Much Ado About Nothing," I knew that I had to return to Davis Square to see how they would handle this tale of tangled intentions, affections and disaffections. In the performance that I witnessed, the actor who had been chosen to appear in a state of inebriation was one Marcus Sandor Hunter in the role of Claudio. He was hilarious and totally unhinged and uninhibited.
|Marcus Sandor Hunter|
Drunk or Sober?
Magnificent Bastards Productions
Davis Square Theatre
Even though this was not Hamlet, being in the presence of the Bard's brilliance caused me to wonder just how I should approach describing my evening of mirth and merriment at "Shit-faced Shakespeare." Should I "B" or not "B"? I opt for B! So, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, here is what you may expect when you make your way to the Davis Square Theatre:
- Benedick and Beatrice Belligerent, Befuddled and Bespoke
- Bride-to-be Hero Besmirched and Betrayed
- Bounteous Bosomy Beauties
- Buried Bride Bursts forth
- Benighted Bridegroom-to-be Claudio Bellicose in Berating Blubbering Bride-to-be
- Beery Bridegroom Bestride a Banana
- Bountiful Bottles of Brew
- Bugle Beckoning that Claudio Betake more Beer
- Bawdy Bedroom Balletics
- Beastly Betrayal by Don Jon Burdens Claudio with Burgeoning Bad vibes
- Bathos and Buffoonery
- Belly laughs by the Bunch!