The so-called ‘facts’ of their stories; stories steeped in racism, patriarchy, and violence. But the facts are untrue, these stories just won’t do.
These five characters have had enough. They’re breaking the paper ceiling of Shakespeare’s Complete Works to tell their own stories and repurpose old tales for the next generation.
Watch them blow the dust off the classics, tear out the pages, and stage a multi-art form political occupation of Shakespeare with punchy verses, punky attitudes, and whole lotta wit.
“We stand here now, to speak but for ourselves. Our lives will not be stories on your shelves.”
Presented by 20 Stories High and Unity Theatre. Performances are 7:30pm, 1:30pm
Friday’s performance will be a matinée beginning at 1:30pm
Directed by Ameera Conrad. Written by Ameera Conrad and Shakespeare, with contributions from Leonisha Barley.