Do you like Shakespeare, but sometimes wish you had a viewing guide? Want to understand the play better as you watch it, and to join fellow adults for a fun evening of Shakespearean insight? Join NEMPAC Board Member Doug Bowen-Flynn on Thursday, May 11th for a night of Shakespeare, comedy, and tasty food! Guests will enjoy catered appetizers and camaraderie with fellow theatre goers while Doug provides insights about A Midsummer Night’s Dream, soon to be performed in Boston by Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston’s professional Shakespearean theatre company, from May 10 – June 4.
NEMPAC’s Shakespeare Workshops with Doug have engaged audiences in a variety of events, such as the “50 Shades of Shakespeare” event at the Improv Asylum in 2015, and the “Richard II” Workshop at Cafe Paradiso in March, 2016. A local Shakespeare expert and actor, Doug takes attendees on a hilarious journey through Shakespeare’s life as it relates to the play at hand, providing interesting details and tidbits about the historical context and the plot itself.
About “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: Dashed expectations force flummoxed lovers into the mystical wilderness where enchantment and confusion await, all for our gleeful benefit. “Let me play the lion too. I will roar that I will do any man’s heart good to hear me.” – Actors Shakespeare Project
Food for the evening will be catered by Manda & Me.
TICKETS available here: Shakespeare Workshop.
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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-Bethany Daily, audience member from 50 Shades of Shakespeare Event in May 2015
“Doug put on a hilarious, interactive show featuring Shakespeare and exploring his more *ahem* personal themes. He touched on bits of history and motivation that informed both seasoned and newbie Shakespeare fans. I look forward to having another drink with Doug and going deeper into the bawdy Bard.”
-Jennifer McGivern, member and supporter of NEMPAC
“Doug makes Shakespeare so much fun to hear, see and learn.”
-Andrea Waldstein, NEMPAC Board Member and Arthur Waldstein, supporter and friend of NEMPAC
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community arts organization operating out of the heart of the North End and surrounding communities in Boston. Founded in 2001, NEMPAC has enriched Boston’s North End Waterfront and local neighborhoods through the inspirational power of the arts. NEMPAC fosters creativity and elevates social culture in our community through quality programming and education accessible to all