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Mar17

“Shakespeare’s Brain” – this week at the New Ideas Festival!


Andrea Lyons and Kevin Risk – Photo by Duncan McAllister

Allison McWood’s short play, Shakespeare’s Brain, directed by Regan Macaulay, will be presented along with 3 other short one acts and a staged reading (reading is Saturday at noon only) this week, the third week of the New Ideas Festival, March 21 – 24, 2007 at 8pm Wednesday to Saturday and 2:30pm on Saturday as well, at the Alumnae Theatre (70 Berkeley Street – corner of Adelaide and Berkeley – http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/).

To reserve tickets, phone 416-364-4170 ext. 1 or email alumnae.ticket.reservations@gmail.com.  Tickets are held until 15 minutes prior to the show.  Any tickets not picked up by then are sold.  No latecomers admitted.

Starring:

  • Kevin Risk as Shakespeare 
  • Albert Masters as Darwin
  • Jason Reilly as Professor Smog
  • Andrea Lyons as Professor Blather

Shakespeare’s Brain: 
 

If only Shakespeare could see what we have done with his plays…Wait a minute…What if he can?  When Shakespeare’s brain is severed in half by a couple of warped professors, the bard is left with no choice but to leave Purgatory and return to earth in search of his precious brain.  Alack, Will accidentally wanders into a Shakespeare lecture, and what he overhears leaves him absolutely agog!

 

Other shows playing the week of March 21 – 24, 2007 at the New Ideas Festival include:

  • Intimacy Inc. by Katherine Koller
  • Rendering by Deanna Kruger
  • Libraries are Exciting Places by Anthony Arnold
  • The Saturday Experiment, which runs on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 12pm (noon) is 4 10 2000 by Helen Yung

To reserve tickets, phone 416-364-4170 ext. 1 or email alumnae.ticket.reservations@gmail.com.  Tickets are held until 15 minutes prior to the show.  Any tickets not picked up by then are sold.  No latecomers admitted.