Shakespeare's Last Night Out
OVATION NOMINEE: Book for an Original Musical AND Lyrics/Composition for an Original Musical
WINNER: TOP OF FRINGE (Out of 278 shows! Hollywood Fringe 2015)
WINNER: BEST SOLO SHOW (HFF 2015)
WINNER: THE ODDBIRD AWARD FOR PREMIERE MUSICALS (HFF 2015)
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Book, Music, and Lyrics Written by Michael Shaw Fisher
Directed by Jeff Sumner
Musical accompaniment by Gordon Wimpress and Allison Sulock
Produced by The Orgasmico Theatre Company
A one man musical about Shakespeare's life? Zounds! What does anyone really know about "the Bard"? After 450 years, lingering questions have spawned conspiracy theories about secret authors, from Christopher Marlowe to Edward DeVere. The list of literary usurpers goes on and on, and brings us back to an essential question: could an actor, and son of a mere glove-maker, have written that magnificent canon?
On the eve of his death, an ailing Shakespeare's is out drinking, when he has a prophetic vision that his authorship will be contested in the future. Thus, he sets out to stake his claim once and for all. Raise your cups with Will as he takes his last audience through the tale of his life with a series of tavern songs, ranging from bawdy to heartbreaking. Backed by his Muses who play a variety of instruments, Will recreates the unknown events and eccentric characters that shaped his life and inspired his work. Orgasmico's latest musical brings to the Greatest Writer of All Time roaring to life... or death.
"Shakespeare as a Rock Star... For sheer entertainment value and uncanny comic timing, Shaw's dozen-song impersonation of an alcoholic and dissipated Shakespeare on the eve of his death defending his authorship from posterity's naysayers can't be beat."
-Bill Raden, LA Weekly
"overall, this is the apex of this talented artist's work up to this point and his medieval pop score is unmatched in its wit and originality"
-Colin Mitchell, LA Bitter Lemons
"...Taking on Shakespeare means stepping into some pretty big historical boots and the question is always, is the actor up to the task. Yes, my friends. Yes, he is."
-Ellen Dostal, Broadway World
"Fisher gives us a highly moving, distinctive portrait of a dreamer/actor/writer who was simply a man."
-Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
"Gold Medal Winner Shakespeare's Last Night Out" is a wonderful show, both funny and touching, that should not be missed!"
-Earnest Kearney, thetvolution.com
"This tavern musical is a must see for any adult looking for a night of intellectual literature and folk rock songs over a drink."
-Laura Tull, Examiner.com
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
The Orgasmico Theatre Company's 2012 offering, DOOMSDAY CABARET: A Rock Musical of Apocalyptic Proportions took home "Best Musical" "Best of Fringe" and received an Ovation Award nomination for Best Lyrics and Music. The following year they returned with EXORCISTIC: the Rock Musical Parody Experiment, which won "Best Musical" at the Hollywood Fringe for the second year in a row. In Shakespeare's Last Night Out, writer/performer Fisher, is united with director, Jeff Sumner (Boy's Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Annie, Godspell, Hollywood/Ukraine) who also played "Possessed Girl" in the Sacred Fools Spotlight extension of EXORCISTIC in 2013.
Three Clubs (View)
1123 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90038
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|