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The Fakespeare Festival

presented by Awkward Stage Productions

August 3-28, 2016

York Theatre

8pm & 2pm

York Theatre

THE FAKESPEARE FESTIVAL  Just what your summer needs!  A cheeky new festival celebrating clever Canadian twists of Shakespeare!  Love the Bard, but need a new angle?  Not a big fan of Will, but love a saucy show with lots of laughs?  Then this festival is for you – IT’S LIKE SHAKESPEARE, ONLY BETTER!

Two award winning Canadian comedies are presented in repertory, directed by Andy Toth.  TITUS: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus by Andrew Wade (book & lyrics) and Jenny Andersen (music) and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald.

 

Titus WordmarkTITUS: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus won last year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival Pick of the Fringe and earned 5 Stars from the Vancouver Sun.  Locally written by Andrew Wade and Jenny Andersen, this is the world premiere of its full Two Act glory!  Young William Shakespeare bemoans that no one seems to care for his Titus Andronicus?  Well what could possibly improve murder and mayhem better than singing and dancing?  And make it funny!  Yes, that’s it; people love a comedy!  More than a parody; more than an adaption – it’s a bloody grand time!     *BUY TICKETS HERE

Please note: This presentation contains mature content, loud noises and the use of haze

Post-show talkback: August 10, 2016 – Chat with the cast, crew, and the authors of TITUS: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy by Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Governor General’s Award winner.  Were Shakespeare’s classic tragedies “Othello” and “Romeo and Juliet” originally comedies that got lost in translation?  That’s what Constance, a young English literature prof from Queen’s University believes.  So begins her comedic search for the ‘lost fool’, and possibly herself, through a modern rabbit hole with the intrepid help – and often hindrance – of fair Juliet and wise Desdemona.   Her attempts to save the heroines from their harrowing fates result in a wild ride – sword fighting, dancing, disguises – it’s a crazy intelligent romp!     *BUY TICKETS HERE

Please note: This presentation contains strong language, loud noises, smoking and the use of haze

Post-show talkback: August 11, 2016 – Join the cast and crew as well as special guest Professor Stephen Heatley, Head of the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC.

Ticket Prices: $35 (section A) / $28 (section B) / $20 (section C)

*Preview Tickets: $30 (section A) / $22 (section B) / $15 (section C)

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