Sun, Jan 21|
Sunday Reading: Shakespeare's Skull by Rich Rubin
A rollicking comedy about William Shakespeare and the grave-robbers who loved him. Winner of the 2019 Portland Civic Theatre Guild New Play Award.
Time & Location
Jan 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
21ten Theatre, 2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
About the event
The year, 1794; the place, London.
Frank Chambers is a young physician with a dwindling income and a penchant for gambling. Horace Walpole is a celebrated British aristocrat who believes genius is reflected by the shape of our skulls. Fate brings Frank and Horace together for a singular purpose: To steal the skull of the greatest literary genius of all time. Horace is hoping to prove his theory, while Frank is hoping for a few extra coins in his pocket. Will their hopes be realized or will unforeseen events flip them upside down?
Shakespeare’s Skull is a comedy based on a legend – a legend that may be closer to truth than to fiction.
Written by Rich Rubin
Directed by Matt Pavik
Featuring Parth R, James Luster, Victoria Spelman, Ian Kleckner, and Ted Rooney
About the playwright
Rich Rubin's plays have been staged throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. His full-length drama PICASSO IN PARIS was the winner of the 2020 Julie Harris Playwright Award, and his full-length comedy-drama KAFKA'S JOKE was a finalist for the 2020 Woodward International Playwriting Prize.
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