Fun Family Festival of Tragedy at Bootleg Theater -- Shakespeare with a Wacky Twist
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The last date listed for Fun Family Festival of Tragedy was Sunday June 12, 2011 / Noon (Titus the Clownicus).
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When the Independent Shakespeare Company put on their first Free Shakespeare Festival in 2004, it… More
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I liked this activity. It is great to introduce my child to Shakespeare, though it be deliberately a warped version-but it is still something. I was surprised when we went that there were very few children and that the audience was mostly 20 & 30 somethings instead. I would recomend watching 2 plays back to back rather than one at a time. These plays are only 45 minutes, I wish they were longer. One warning would be this is not in the best neighborhood that you would want to stand on the sidewalk waiting till the doors open (esp. with kids), so come close to when the play starts. There really is nothing nearby if you show up and need to kill time walking around. There is a good bagel place across the street (but not a place to sit down at) there is a doughnut place down the block and not much else.
Written by Angela Berliner
Directed by Justin Zsebe
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