Strawdog Theatre Company's Hugen Hall announces the Midwest premiere of Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery's Kill Shakespeare, directed by Anderson Lawfer
, March 4 - March 26 at Strawdog Theatre Hugen Hall, 3829 North Broadway Street. The performance schedule is Sundays at 12 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Opening/Press Night is Monday, March 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org
or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111.
In this dark tale, the Bard's most famous heroes embark upon a journey to discover a long-lost soul. Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Falstaff, Romeo and Puck search for a reclusive wizard who may have the ability to assist them in their battle against the evil forces led by Shakespearean villains Richard III, Lady Macbeth and Iago. That reclusive wizard is, of course, the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.
A combination of Fables, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Lord of the Rings, Kill Shakespeare, Chicago's first "living graphic novel," offers a remixed envisioning of the greatest characters of all-time featuring action, romance, music, comedy, lust, drama and bloody violence. It is an adventure of Shakespearean proportions with an original score and soundscape by Access Contemporary Music's Seth Boustead and Strawdog's Gregor Mortis.
Kill Shakespeare: The Live Stage Reading, debuted in 2011 with Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre and was based on the graphic novel series Kill Shakespeare, created by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery with art by Andy Belanger. The series has been nominated for a Harvey Award for "Best New Series" and a Joe Shuster Award for "Outstanding Comic Book Writing." The New York Times, Washington Post, Publisher's Weekly, BBC and CBC have also profiled the acclaimed IDW Publishing comic book series.
Photo Credit: Tom McGrath