The late night crowd was primed and thirsty, bloodthirsty that is, on Saturday night at Redrum, in anticipation of Nu Sass productions 43 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies. And their lust was sated!
Clever, silly and raucous, the cast of bloody, bawdy villains rollicks through the Bard’s gruesome menu of most excellent deaths to illustrate just how Sick a F*ck the revered poet really is.
The players are having a blast as they roar through the gore from Hamlet to The Winter’s Tale, sweeping the crowd along with them.
The show is replete with the requisite insider jokes and conceptual spoofs that Bard freaks will love, and just enough narrative backstory to keep the uninitiated well entertained.
43 and a 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies
created by Sun King Davis and Company
at Fort Fringe – Redrum
612 L Street NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Details and tickets
For the faint of heart there is a plastic drop cloth to hide behind for the sweet-as-cherry-pie send-up of Titus Andronicus.
AND Two Words: Sock Puppets!!
I wished the time was not quite so short for the show, and it could most certainly play on a larger stage to facilitate some better swordplay, but these are happy problems for any remount.
For now, get your tickets; it’s stabby time.