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Fortinbras at the Shakespeare Tavern

  • Jul 11, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Join us as we continue our exploration of all angles and perspectives of Hamlet. In Lee Blessing’s cheeky off-beat comedy Fortinbras (named as one of Time Magazine’s best plays of 1991), the action starts where Hamlet stopped. The oddly chipper Norwegian Prince Fortinbras swoops in to Denmark to find himself in charge of a nation, but with the PR nightmare of having to explain all the deaths at Elsinore. Finding Horatio's account of the murders implausible, Fortinbras decides to make up the truth, much to the ire of the recently dispatched ghosts roaming the corridors, who want the true tale told. With contemporary dialog reminiscent of a Daily Show opening monologue, Fortinbras gives us the chance to laugh at just how ridiculous life, truth, authority and leadership really are. Where we suffered and wailed at the consequences of Shakespeare's tragedy, we can laugh at what follows in its aftermath.

Meet me in the lobby a little after 6. Doors open/seating/dining begins at 6:15. I will go in then to get us a good spot. We will be in our regular box seats. Check in at the box office to pick up your ticket under Sky's the Limit and your name as it appears on the Meetup site.  I have red hair and lots of can't miss me.  Tell the hostess you are sitting with "Sky's the Limit" when you enter the theater.

If this event fills up, I will try to add a few more seats, but the waiting list will have to pay as soon as they become available, so please do not join the waiting list unless you are committed to purchasing a ticket and attending.

The New American Shakespeare Tavern is unlike other theaters. It is a place out of time; a place of live music, hand-crafted period costumes, outrageous sword fights with the entire experience centered on the passion and poetry of the spoken word. With an authentic British Pub Menu and a broad selection of Irish ales, premium brews, and liquor, the Shakespeare Tavern is a place to eat, drink, and nourish the soul.

***You will need to pay for your own dinner that evening.***

PARKING:  There is a parking deck across Peachtree Street from the tavern for Emory Crawford Long Hospital.  It is only $4 with your ticket stub!  It's safer than some of the surrounding surface lots and they take credit cards.

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  • Susan M

    A fun play. A nice group, and Holly did her usual excellent job of organizing an enjoyable evening.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lively scripting and truly delightful acting! Very funny and tasteful performance.

    July 11, 2013

  • Ann S.

    Holly, I can't come. Feel free to give my ticket away.

    July 11, 2013

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