“The portrait of a blinking idiot.”
The tale of Shakespeare’s most notorious flesh-requesting character is set to take the Boston stage at the The Rockwell once again in summer of 2020 with Shit-faced Shakespeare®: The Merchant of Venice.
Shylock asks for a pound of flesh as part of a loan contract (weird), Bassanio agrees to it (weirder), and Portia saves the day by cross-dressing and pretending to practice the law (perfectly normal). It’s almost as if Shakespeare was foreshadowing our existence in 2019. Don’t you think it will all get sorted with a nice pint of ale…
Featuring cross-dressing, contracting, co-mingling, coercion, and cohabitation in tiny hamster caskets (true story), you will leave Shit-faced Shakespeare® feeling dizzy from excitement (or one too many drinks at the bar). Probably. Most likely.