Desperate Housewives of Shakespeare


Written by Jim and Jane Jeffries
Directed by Cydney Trent

Dates / Show Times:

Performed Dec. 4–6, 2020 both live and online:
Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.

Summary:

Okay, these housewives may not be real, but they are desperate. Shakespeare has been manipulating and twisting their lives for six plays now, and they desperately want to escape his evil machinations. But are they desperate enough to commit murder? Shakespeare has been found dead: stabbed, poisoned, starved, choked, bitten by an asp, and even turned into a baardvark. Lady Macbeth, Juliet, Kate, Rosalind, Cleopatra, and Titania all had the means and the motive to kill Shakespeare, but who really did it? This comic tragedy (or is that tragic comedy?) has all of the action of a Shakespearean play, but with none of those angsty monologues about the meaning of life.

Program Information:

This production is designed as a program for home school students to be rehearsed on daytime schedules Oct. 13—Dec. 3, 2020. More information on how to sign up will be posted soon!