ShakesParody After Dark Film & Theater
- Scottish Rite Theater
- 207 W. 18th St.
- Austin, TX 78701
- August 17, 2017 - August 26, 2017
- Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Phone: (512) 472-5436
- Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Price: General Admission $20.00 & People with Disabilites and Seniors 65 and over $15.00
ShakesParody After Dark features a raucous and wily take on all things Shakespearean. Austin Scottish Rite Theater hosts Tallahassee Florida’s The Mickee Faust Club for six fun-filled evenings of cabaret-style Shakespeare-inspired comedy. Devised and directed by Esthers Follies founding member Terry Galloway and her long time Faustian collaborators, Donna Marie Nudd and Jimmers Micallef.
The skits and music for ShakesParody were written or adapted by members of Tallahassee's Mickee Faust Club. Now Austin Scottish Rite Theater joins Faust in bringing together performers with and without disabilities who share a sense of humor and a penchant for Shakespeare. From a hilariously expletive-filled take on Hamlet to the plaintive musing of the soon-to-be extinct Shakespearosaurus, there’s fun to be found by those who love Shakespeare--and those who just love a fun night of comedy.
About The Mickee Faust Club:
Housed in a funky warehouse in the middle of Tallahassee's eccentric Railroad Square Arts Park, the Mickee Faust Club theater company just turned 30 years old. Although Faust is led by giant, profane rat who claims uneasy kinship with a certain unctuous rodent in Orlando, the group has its more sober side. Faust has a long history of inviting and training people in its community-- many who are not just underserved but overlooked-- and helping them develop their own artistic voices.
About Austin Scottish Rite Theater:
Built in 1871, Austin Scottish Rite Theater is Austin's oldest and dearest theater, a 501(c)3 with a mission to share and preserve the historic Masonic facility, serving the greater community through high quality performing arts, educational programs, and events. Enjoy our newly restored comfy seats and a gorgeously restored starry ceiling!
Bawdy Shakespeare warning! No one under 18 admitted without a parent or legal guardian.
All performances will be open captioned.