Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Signal boost: The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Not strictly SCA, but likely to be of interest to folks: in late April, Theatre@First in Somerville will be putting on a performance of The Knight of the Burning Pestle.

For those who don't know it -- KotBP is a play by Beaumont and Fletcher, contemporaries of Shakespeare. It is funny and very, very strange: far more modern-seeing in some ways than most folks would consider possible. This is a story that not only breaks down the fourth wall, but gleefully jumps up and down all over it. It is not often performed -- indeed, the only time I've ever seen it was the performance that alexx_kay directed and I produced in Carolingia, many years ago. (Our college Shakespeare professor had declared it to be the funniest play ever written, and Alexx decided to take up the challenge of understanding it well enough to grok the humor. Having done so, he then decided he needed to put it on, so that others could share in the fun. It was a serious hoot.)

Anyway, you can find the key details in this post on DSLJ. Auditions are coming up soon, and they are still looking for musicians, if you want to get involved...
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