SUBTERRANEAN SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
A WORLD PREMIERE
SHAKESPEARE NIGHT AT THE BLACKFRIARS
(LONDON IDOL 1610)
By George Crowe Directed by Robert Currier
Richard Burbage's Blackfriars Theatre is not fairing well, what with the plague outside it's doors and the rumors of war. "How might I resurrect this house. Another raucous bear pit, brothel, A drinking den". Richard thinks why not a playwriting contest between the best writers of his time. LONDON IDOL 1610 is born. With playwrights Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, Francis Beaumont and the ghost of Christopher "Kit" Marlowe competing with each other by presenting their one page "cover" plays based on Shakespeare's well known plays of the time. Quills are Drawn! The competition is fierce and poetic! The play is funny and heart felt! Come and root on your favorite playwright!
George Crowe - Playwright. He has had many plays produced locally and nationally since the 1970's The Julian Theater, Asylum Theater LasVegas to mention a couple.
Golden Thread Theater's Parable for a Dark Time - "Crowe's beautifully written internal dialog unfolding with a sense of weightlessness, endless motion and possibility." - Robert Avila SF Bay Guardian
Abydos Theatre's The False Servant - " We exit the theater with the impression that we've experienced something quite brilliant." - ChloeVeltman SF Weekly
Director Robert Currier co-founded Marin Shakespeare Company and is its original Artistic Director. He has directed most of The Bard's masterpieces since the late 1980's.
The Phoenix Arts Association Annex Theatre
414 Mason St. San Francisco
Oct 18 - Nov 17 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm. Sundays 7pm.
$25.00 Students & Seniors $20.00
Reservations & press info 510-276-3871