The grocer and his wife are sick of the same old theatre crap and they're not going to take it anymore. They storm the stage and cast their apprentice Rafe in their own show The Knight of the Burning Pestle (yup, it’s a play within a play!) sending him on a quixotic quest to rescue the victims of Barbaroso the evil barber. Meanwhile, the real players are still attempting to put on the real play which is about...well. You'll see.
Featuring: Danielle Pinnock, Ned Baker, Adam Goldstein, Holly Allen, Brian Grey, Sigrid Sutter, Lucy Carapetyan*, & Jared Dennis
$5 donation At The Door
* denotes 2P company member
Two Pence Theatre Co. proudly announces the second year of their popular reading series Dead Man’s Hand. Featuring 90 minute cuts of plays written by Shakespeare’s peers, friends and frenemies. Each reading features a new lineup of Chicago’s most exciting actors and directors in casual settings exploring these often overlooked gems (and the occasional hilarious stinker.) From Beaumont to Webster, and everyone in between, join Two Pence for a beer and hear what was going on in the theatre world when Olde English was modern, the streets had no gutters, and no one knew that ole’ Will Shakespeare would be the one to outshine them all.
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