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Shakespeare's Birthday Party
"Dost thou think because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?" ~ Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night

You are invited to
A Birthday Party for AND BY William Shakespeare

It's a birthday party AND a performance BY the Birthday Boy! Yes, William Shakespeare will give you insights into himself, his plays, his era. Plus, there'll be cake.
​You like cake, don't you?

We thought so!

April 23, 2018
7 p.m. at The Irish Cultural & Heritage Center
2133 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
doors open at 6 p.m.

Infotainment | Light Snacks | Cash Bar/Beverages

​Tickets $5 per person or $12 per family

The most famous playwright in the English language was also an actor, a student and a very human Man of His Age.

Milwaukee's Shakespeare in the Park has made an annual tradition of celebrating the birthday of The Bard, and this year, HE gives the gift to YOU, in the form of his one-person show "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now!" in the first open public performance in Milwaukee since...? We don't actually remember when. It's been a while; so, it's special. You want to do this!

"But, what IS 'To Be?'" you ask.
"To Be!" belongs to the audience that sees it. This birthday celebration show will be a little about the plays, a little about the themes, a little about the history AND...

"To Be!" is Humorous - Shakespeare used comedy to entertain his audiences, and "To Be!" follows suit with hilarious scenes, ridiculous characters and outrageous history.

"To Be!" is Interactive - Audience members take the stage, casting insults, learning manners and playing roles including Crab the Dog.

"To Be!" is Dynamic - portrayed by Ron Scot Fry, an actor and a teacher, but also a clown and a stuntman. Every show includes a swordfight, and if "To Be!" is a one-man show, then who ...?
Come. Find. Out!

Plus, cake. You remember the bit about the cake, right?
And, help us publicize this event by downloading and posting/sharing a flyer, that you can download at https://www.optimisttheatre.org/uploads/2/7/3/4/27343585/flyer.png!!