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THE BARD & BOURBON THEATRE COMPANY

PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT (DRUNK)

Production Dates: Aug 31-Sep 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

This Labor Day weekend, the Tenth Street Theatre becomes a vaudeville stage for Bard & Bourbon’s Twelfth Night (drunk). Twelfth Night is the story of twin siblings separated by a shipwreck in a foreign land. What follows is a wild mix of love triangles, mistaken identities, and general foolery. In this production, however, events are further complicated by the fact that two of the actors each night will be under the influence of quite a bit of whiskey. Anything can happen and it’s up to the sober actors to hilariously try to keep the show on the rails.

Founded in late 2014, Bard & Bourbon is one of several drunk Shakespeare companies that have sprung up over the last decade, including LA’s Shotspeare, New York’s Drunk Shakespeare Society, and Milwaukee’s fellow drunk company, Boozy Bard. “We take the most traditional approach of any drunk company I know,” says director and

Bard & Bourbon founder Katie Merriman. “For us, the Shakespeare comes first and we just trust the alcohol to take care of itself. Our goal is always to produce a genuinely good play with a bit of loving irreverence thrown in.”

Twelfth Night Director Dylan K. Sladky says “As one of Shakespeare’s funniest and lighthearted love stories, Twelfth Night (or What You Will) is a fantastic romp about the absurdities of love in all its forms. Every character has an open world in-front of them, just out of their grasp, and we get to see them set upon each other in hopes of reaching that which they desire most. With this in mind, I looked to old-school backyard vaudeville for inspiration. Vaudeville was for all manner of people, and Shakespeare’s plays share this quality. The over-the-top nature of Twelfth Night and its characters, paired with it’s subtle moments of bittersweet hope of a better tomorrow, makes the 1930’s dust bowlera a striking concept to play in, and has proven to be a truly fun experience.”

Twelfth Night (drunk) runs August 31-Sept 3 at the Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233. All performances at 7:30pm.

Pay What You Can preview on August 30.

Tickets are $18 (general) / $15 (students/seniors/military/artists).

For information visit http://www.BardandBourbon.com or facebook.com/bardandbourbon.

To book tickets, visit TwelfthNightDrunk.eventbrite.com


Actors of all ages, genders, races, and body types are invited to audition for a diverse, nontraditional cast of Twelfth Night (drunk). All roles are available. Many roles require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. Rehearsals begin July 17 with performances Aug 31-Sep 9.

Auditions will be held at the Tenth Street Theatre – 628 N 10th St on Monday, June 26 from 5:45-9:30 with callbacks the next day.

Prepare a 1 min classical monologue of a gender different from the one you identify as and a 30 second a cappella song.

Get more info and sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba4ad28a1fe3-auditions3

Questions: info@bardandbourbon.com


Join the cast of Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH in a five night broadsword stage combat class culminating in a DAI certification test.

The class will be taught by Milwaukee fight director, Christopher Elst, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

Dates: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on Thursday.
Location: Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee.
Cost: $150 including sword rental and testing fee

Maximum of 8 students will be accepted. To register, visit https://BroadswordWithMACBETH.eventbrite.com. We will maintain a waiting list if all spaces are filled.


Join the cast of Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH in a five night broadsword stage combat class culminating in a DAI certification test.

 

The class will be taught by Milwaukee fight director, Christopher Elst, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

 

Dates: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6  from 6pm-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on Thursday.

Location: Plymouth Church, 2717 E Hampshire Ave, Milwaukee.

Cost: $150 including sword rental and testing fee
Maximum of 8 students will be accepted.  To register, email info@bardandbourbon.com.  You will receive confirmation that space is still available and a link to complete payment via Paypal.   Registration is complete once payment is received.  We will maintain a waiting list if all spaces are filled.


Announcing auditions for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Auditions: Monday, April 3rd 6:30-9 – sign up to reserve an audition time
Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5th 6:30-10:30 (may end earlier)

To reserve an audition time, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba4ad28a1fe3-auditions2
This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting. Actors of all types are encouraged to audition. The role of MacDuff is cast; all other parts are available. Many roles will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available. MACBETH performs May 25-28. Rehearsals begin April 17. All actors interested in roles which require sword fighting must attend fight class (at no cost) on: April 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6 from 6-9 on Fri/Sat, and 7-10 on Thurs.
Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume. You may also be asked to read from the script. Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.
For more information contact info@bardandbourbon.com


Join us for a fundraiser celebrating our love of alcohol and nerdiness as we take Shakespeare to a galaxy far, far away.


March 27at the Underground Collaborative – downstairs in the Shops at Grand Avenue, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Doors open at 6:30 – snacks, drinks, and more available for purchase.

Costume contest at 7:00 – winner receives a free drink and 2 vouchers for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Staged reading and drinking game at 7:30

Donations accepted at the door. 
All proceeds go toward Bard & Bourbon’s Memorial Day weekend production of MACBETH

Lovers and Fighters

Lovers & Fighters – a Shakespearean Revelry

 

Watch professional actors performing scenes learned in a day and monologues made difficult by the Wheel of Distraction. Play along with a Shakespearean drinking game!

All ages welcome; those wishing to drink will be carded at the bar.

 

Free snacks. Cash bar will carry soda, beer, wine, and shots of bourbon.

 

All proceeds go toward the Bard & Bourbon Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet, coming this Memorial Day!

 

Saturday, April 16th at 8:00 pm.

Soulstice Theatre – 3770 S Pennsylvania Ave #2, St Francis, WI 53235
St Francis, WI 53235 United States

 

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

Tickets available at loversandfighters.brownpapertickets.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/480526648822092/


knife class

STAGE COMBAT CLASS – KNIFE BASICS hosted by the Bard & Bourbon Theatre Company

A 5-week Monday night workshop in theatrical knife fighting technique taught by Christopher Elst, Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International (DAI).

Knife fights appear frequently onstage and in film and combine close weapons work with unarmed technique. This workshop will provide the foundational skills you need, along with a focus on safety, partnering, and storytelling. Plus it’s some of the most fun you can have while sober.

Completing this workshop will provide 15 hours toward Certification in Knife offered by The Society of American Fight Directors. If enough participants are interested in completing their certification, we will work with Chris to schedule a second 15 hour workshop later this year.

Classes are Mondays from 6:30-9:30, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, and 9 at Summerfield United Methodist Church, 728 E. Juneau Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Cost is only $80, due by the start of the first class. Class size is limited so sign up early!

To sign up, email info@bardandbourbon.com with your name, address, and phone number. Payment can be made via paypal atPaypal.me/BardandBourbon/80 or by check or cash at the start of the first class. Checks should be made out to Katie Merriman.

Sign up is on a first-come first-served basis and considered completed only when payment has been received. Those who have not paid by the beginning of the workshop will not be able to participate.


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10 actors needed for Bard & Bourbon’s drunken Romeo and Juliet

 

Auditions: Feb 29 6:30-9:30  – to reserve an audition time sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084BA4AD28A1FE3-auditions

Callbacks: March 1 6:30-10:30 (may end earlier)

 

This production will incorporate extensive double casting and nontraditional casting.  Actors of all types are encouraged to audition.  All parts are available. Half of the roles will require drinking but non-drinking roles are available.  Romeo and Juliet performs Memorial Day weekend – May 25-May 29 – with rehearsals beginning April 25.

 

Auditions will be held at the Underground Collaborative on the lower level of the Shops of Grand Avenue – 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

 

Please prepare a classical monologue of no more than 2 minutes and bring a headshot and resume.  You may also be asked to read from the script.

 

Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to your audition to sign in and fill out a short form.

 

For more information contact info@bardandbourbon.com