We are Chickspeare®. We challenge the norm. We push boundaries.
We have chosen…TO BE.
The Warehouse PAC & Ass Clown Brewing Co. Present
Chickspeare® – Beer, Babes & The Bard
One Weekend ONLY! June 8th 7:30pm , 9th & 10th 8pm, 11th 2pm
The Chicks of Chickspeare® bring their unique brand of Shakespeare to The Warehouse PAC this summer with their ChicksBEER Series production of Comedy of Errors.
Celebrate the start of Summer’s lazy-hazy-crazy days with The Chicks as they present ‘Comedy of Errors’, one of the Bard’s most farcical comedies. Shakespeare meets 70’s and 80’s television as 7 actors bring to life 15 characters in the original sitcom Comedy of Errors. Not one, but TWO sets of identical twins, separated at birth, encounter a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities that lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, an arrest, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and in this case lots of TV theme songs!
Paired with brews from Ass Clown Brewing Company this is the fun, adventurous night out you’ve been waiting for!
Tickets: $20 Advance Sale; $24 at the Door
Thursday June 8th is PWYW (Pay What You Will) seating is first come first serve.
Start your summer with Beer, Babes and The Bard! To Beer!
Chickspeare® is an all-female Shakespeare Company that started performing shows in 1998 at (the now defunct) Johnson Beer Company in Charlotte, NC. While over the years they have become best known for their Shakespeare “abridging/fast-forwarding/rewinding” brewery shows, they have also produced numerous full-length productions including MacBeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Julius Ceasar, and Winter’s Tale.
Following the closing of Johnson Beer, Chickspeare® produced shows in different Charlotte spaces, finally landing in a familiar brewery setting at NoDa Brewing Company where it began its ChicksBEER series in 2012. In 2013, Chickspeare® produced Twelfth Night at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte.
As an all-female Shakespeare Company, Chickspeare® has been breaking gender barriers, giving women the opportunity to explore characters not otherwise available to them in most modern productions of Shakespeare. Chickspeare’s shows are not merely passive theatre experiences; indeed, they engage the audience and provide a creative, provocative environment for female actors to explore and experience Shakespeare’s plays. This desire to break down gender barriers for women in Shakespeare fuels the next stage of Chickspeare’s future. While the company continues to be a vehicle for women and girls to explore their performance of Shakespeare’s roles, the company plans to promote the development of new plays, providing the voices of female playwrights the opportunity to create new work based on Shakespeare’s plays. To learn more about Chickspeare®, read about them in Shakespeare and Gender in Practice by Terri Power. A part of the Shakespeare in Practice series, it explores theoretical and practical approaches to performing gender in contemporary Shakespeare productions. Find us on Facebook or Twitter (@chickspeare).
Chickspeare® looks forward to continuing its relationship with NoDa Brewing Company as it continues its ChicksBEER series in 2016! Stay tuned!