Fringe Spotlight: SHAKESPEARE(ISH) is Family Fun Rogue Style

 

Here’s one for those of you looking for a show for the whole family this summer. Rogue Artists Ensemble is bringing its hit Shakespeare project Shakespeare(ish) to the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, running June 8 – 28 at Theatre Asylum (The Elephant Space) in Hollywood. Shakespeare(ish) is twisted love poetry on the edge of madness and merriment – a sword fight with masked kings, prophesying puppets and singing clowns. In this hyper-fun, hyper-family-friendly performance, Rogue Artists Ensemble digs down to the heart of the Bard, sharing the joys, the sorrows and the non-stop action of the greatest playwright of all time.

“We’ve drawn on nearly twenty of Shakespeare’s plays, singing the text, manipulating it with computers, altering words into rhythmic music, even rapping text to a home-brewed beat box score,” says director Sean T. Cawelti. “The show is manic, musical, incredibly colorful and irreverent. We want to reinvigorate the Bard, to make him even more accessible for all ages.”  More

HYPERBOLE: bard Tour Includes FREE Local Performances

Los Angeles’ award-winning art collective Rogue Artists Ensemble takes its latest creation, HYPERBOLE: bard on tour to Orange County, Culver City, West Hollywood, Oakland, San Francisco and Oregon July 26 through Aug. 24.

In this hyper-fun, hyper-family-friendly performance, Rogue Artists Ensemble takes Shakespeare’s best characters, poetry and plot devices and shuffles them up, twists them around, and shakes them down. Remixing Shakespeare with intricate mask work, original puppets and live music, the Rogues dig down to the heart of the Bard, sharing the joys, the sorrows and the non-stop action that everyone, from kids to Shakespeare aficionados, loves about the greatest playwright of all time.

“We’ve drawn on nearly twenty of Shakespeare’s plays, singing the text, manipulating it with computers, altering words into rhythmic music, even rapping text to a home-brewed beat box score,” says director Sean T. Cawelti. “The show is manic, musical, incredibly colorful and irreverent. We want to reinvigorate the Bard, to make him even more accessible for all ages.”

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