Sweet Festival of Wags

sweet wag shakespeareLift yourselves out of your puddle of despair and mark your calendars for the Sweet Festival of Wags beginning on March 30 and continuing through April 4.

Yes, six days and nights of Waggery in which Sweet Wag Shakespeare remounts Strange Absence: A Devised Show, Hamlet, War of the Roses, As You Like It, The City Nightcap, and Cymbeline. Whether you’re seeing them again or for the first time, The Sweet Festival of Wags promises to be the ultimate spring fling!But wait! There’s more! The Sweet Festival of Wags includes other events such as free workshops, an encore performance of Quietus (A Performative Provocation) by our friends in the Mlitt, a designer’s gallery and free concert, and the First Annual “Mad Wag” Festival-Within-A-Festival, a 24-hour production competition featuring faculty, alumni, and current members of the Shakespeare & Performance community. The Mad Wag Festival-Within-A-Festival gives us all the chance to answer the question of “what if…” as participants perform 30-minute productions of plays that nearly made it into the Wags’ 6-show season, but didn’t make the cut.

Most events are open to the public and all are open to donations. For details, see our website: SweetWagShakespeare.com, or visit our Facebook page for updates. We will raffle off prizes for attendance at all of our events throughout the week. Here is the schedule for the Sweet Festival of Wags:

  • March 30, 8pm, Masonic Blue (5th floor Masonic Building): Quietus (A Performative Provocation)
  • March 31, 9-5pm, Hunt Gallery at Mary Baldwin College:: Designer’s Gallery (open all day)
    6pm, Hunt Gallery at Mary Baldwin College: Reception and Festival “Kick Off” Concert
  • April 1, 6pm, Masonic Blue (5th floor Masonic Building): Strange Absence*
  • April 2, 12pm, Masonic Blue (5th floor Masonic Building): Hamlet
    4:30pm, Masonic Red (5th floor Masonic Building): Shakespeare’s War of the Roses
  • April 3, All Day, Masonic Building: open rehearsals of Mad Wag shows
    12pm, Masonic Grey (4th floor Masonic Building): “Lunch and Learn” Wordplay Workshop
    4:30pm, Masonic Blue (5th floor Masonic Building): Mad Wag Festival-Within-A-Festival
  • April 4, 12:30pm, Blackfriars Playhouse: The City Nightcap
    8pm, Blackfriars Playhouse: Cymbeline

*Seating is limited for this performance. To get a seat, send us an email at sweetwagshakespeare@gmail.com or get a lottery ticket while attending Quietus or the “Kick Off” Concert. Seat winners will be announced at the end of the concert on Thursday night.

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