Metro Theatre presents Shakespeare in Hollywood
- April 14, 2018 - May 12, 2018
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: Metro Theatre
- 1370 SW Marine Drive
- Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9
Saturday April 14 - Saturday May 12, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday Matinees 2:00pm
1370 SW Marine Drive
What happens when two savvy playwrights from very different centuries collaborate? In the case of skilled modern farceur Ken Ludwig & Renaissance wonder William Shakespeare; the result is the madcap comedy Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD.
Take the glitz, glamour, dollars and censorship of post Depression Hollywood, add Max Reinhardt a sophisticated German director with an artistic vision populated by the delightfully exaggerated, personalities of James Cagney, Dick Powell, and Joe E Brown, and have him implore movie producer Jack Warner to pony up to do a movie version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Declaring the venture a sure-to-flop oddity, Jack is forced to agree because his sexy mistress demands to be cast in a “prestige” picture. What Fools These Mortals Be
Now imagine that Oberon, the fairly king, and his sidekick, Puck, have transmogrified onto the set and been cast to play themselves. That is what Ken Ludwig has done in this farce full of impersonations, comic interpretations and cleverly contrived complications of lust, love, jealousy, and fairy mischief.
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