A Midsummer Night's Dream

Boston, USA

The Rockwell
Feb 13 - Apr 11

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“Lord what fools these mortals be!”

The original Shit-faced Shakespeare show from 2010 makes its triumphant return to Boston as Magnificent Bastard Productions returns it to The Rockwell with Shit-faced Shakespeare®: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Four young lovers from ancient Greece find themselves lost in the woods at night with only a complex love quadrangle to keep them warm. Good job this place isn’t infested with randy fairies, eh? Let’s pour a glass of bubbly (or two!) and watch the hilarity unfold!

With transmutations, sword fights, liberal applications of love potions, horny behavior from all directions, sexually transgressive fairies, and at least one exposed Bottom; this is Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before.

May contain glitter.

Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the genius combination of a 1-hour long Shakespeare play with a single drunken cast member hurled into the mix for the audience’s delight and delectation.

Warning: Shit-faced Shakespeare® contains real traces of actual Shakespeare and deeply inappropriate behavior throughout!

Following sellout runs all over the US since 2015 Shit-faced Shakespeare is back with the show that launched it all.

Book early to avoid soul-crushing life-choice failure.

Dramatis personæ

Shit-faced Shakespeare® features a cast of rotating players covering multiple roles over a run. You can, however, expect to see some of these Magnificent Bastards appearing in this production:

Liz Hartford

Her thumbs may be short but her list of men she’s gone on first dates with is long. In fact, chances are at least two audience members sitting alone tonight are here after a short and only moderately awkward chat on a dating app. Ask her about her Purim Puppet Show and this professional clown is certain to show you a good time.

Tyler Rosati

Tyler’s first role with Shit-faced Shakespeare was ‘Puck’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream four years ago. No, you don’t need to clean your glasses -- not much has changed in the past four years. Same show. Same role. Same shitty “peach” “champagne”. Tyler would rather be at home watching The Emperor’s New Groove than be here tonight, but alas...

David Makransky

David may look like a teenager, but don’t worry, he is legally allowed to drink…just after his mom checks his blood sugar. David’s existence in this show is a constant middle finger to the medical universe and we are greatly looking forward to paying the consequences soon. He didn’t earn the nickname ‘Hot Pocket’ for no reason, folks.

Jon Vellante

Jon is a mystery to us all. Really. We aren’t sure what is going to happen when we release him on stage. We went through his Facebook to see if he had a discernible personality but all we could find was “The moment where the chip meets the salsa is truly intimate.” Uh...sure. He won’t be returning for another show.

Marge Dunn

Marge is a very talented actor with very unique character traits like teaching yoga, making her own granola, owning lots of plants, and pulling random vegetables out of her pockets at a moment's notice. Truly. We are so excited for her to move to New York one day only to return back to Boston every few months for “one last project!”

Noelle Scarlett

Noelle is absolutely chuffed to be here. In fact, THRILLED to be working here! Really! How exciting! She cannot even truly begin to express her feelings of elation and even MORE excitement! Gah! Here! Us! This Show! What a great place for us all to be! Hope you enjoy! You Will! Hehe! SHOW!

Sarah Gazdowicz

Sarah is fluent in German but only when she’s absolutely smashed. It pleases her soul to the 1000th degree to listen to any form of German dungeon music so much so that when you combine that and alcohol she becomes the seventh member of Rammstein. It’s a sight to behold really. This is Sarah’s fifth show with Shit-faced Shakespeare. Eines Tages wird sie einen auf Deutsch machen.