Experience the twists, turns, and hilarity of the bawdy Bard and his ilk, via the talented and award-winning thespians of Georgia Shakespeare and their three summer comedy performances.
Passions! Trickery! Cross-dressing! No, we're not talking about the latest season of The Young And The Restless. If you haven't given a second glance to Shakespeare since cracking open a middle school textbook, it's time to revisit the bawdy Bard, and we just happen to know the perfect place to do it. The talented, award-winning thespians at Georgia Shakespeare have spent nearly three decades bringing a little bit of Stratford to the ATL, and with their 2012 season, they're still carrying the Bard's torch.
With your Scoutmob hook-up, you'll have your pick of three performances—or, should we say, journeys with the Georgia Shakespeare Company, who will sojourn to the hills of Sicily, the exotic isle of Illyria, and the more carousing side of Victorian London all in one summer:
Forget Lebowski—Twelfth Night is the original "case of mistaken identity" comedy, and Illyria: a Twelfth Night Musical puts Shakespeare's raucous work to music for a rollicking good time. You'll journey to the exotic land of Illyria, where secret identities and ulterior motives run rampant... and you're never really sure whether a man is actually who he — or she — says he is.
Rife with passion, mischief, and general shenanigans, Much Ado About Nothing is pure comedy gold, 1599-style. The GA Shakespeare thespians bring to life the story of four lovers, but the romance isn't complete without a healthy dose of gossip, rivalry, and double-crossing.
They might've been separated by a couple centuries, but Sir Shakespeare and one Oscar Wilde share more than a dashing sense of style. Wit, satire, and delightfully ribald double entendre in the key of Shakespeare make their way into Wilde's the Importance Of Being Earnest, wherein two young gents become the center of a farcical comedy of errors.
So, there you have it: three excellent reasons to experience the witty, clever, and often deliciously raunchy work of one Sir William Shakespeare, all through the talented people behind Georgia Shakespeare (and all in the theatrical environs of Oglethorpe University, nonetheless). Forsooth, an evening spent watching these theatrical escapades is far superior to pretty much anything on a T.V. or movie screen. Cross-dressing and naughty jokes never felt so classy.