Bard Bard Bard, Bard Is the Word, as WordStage Performs Shaw Comedy in Lakewood

Fri 9/22 @ 7:3PM

WordStage is a local theatrical troupe largely devoted to recitations and readings. But they occasionally render full-fledged plays in which language, not stage f/x, is paramount. Such is the case with the George Bernard Shaw one-act comedy Dark Lady of the Sonnets.

The 1910 production imagines a fanciful scenario in which William Shakespeare attempts to convince Queen Elizabeth I to create an official state theater for England. The escapade reveals some truths about the identity of a mystery woman in Shakespeare’s love poetry. A live harpsichord soundtrack accompanies the show.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation at the door one hour prior to the performance in Wright Chapel at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church.

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[Written by Charles Cassady]

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