Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to The Shakespeare Factory. Choose between the following options:
For $19, you get two tickets to a performance of Macbeth at The Great Hall Theater at St. Mary’s Outreach Center (up to a $40 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
For $44, you get one ticket to Shakespeare’s Birthday Gala at The Carriage House, Evergreen Museum & Library on Friday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (a $100 value). The event includes: * Heavy hors d’oeuvres from Charles Levine Caterers * Beer from Flying Dog Brewery and wine from Boordy Vineyards * A silent auction with items from local businesses and artisans * Presentations by Shakespeare scholars * Performances of scenes from the company’s production of Macbeth * One ticket to a future production of Macbeth, between April 20 and 28<p>
Macbeth is cursed. Or so say superstitious theater companies that avoid performing what they call, in hushed whispers, The Scottish Play. This April, however, players from The Shakespeare Factory will try their luck staging the famously bloody tale of kings, queens, and witches. As the tragedy unfolds, a man kills a king to gain his throne, then continues to kill to keep his power, demonstrating the corrupting effect of greed, power, and the superfluous use of the word “wee.”
Along with its production, the company will celebrate the Bard’s birthday with an entertaining evening to benefit the Summer with Shakespeare scholarship fund. During cocktail hour, Elizabethan music dances through the wood-paneled stalls and paved garden terrace of The Carriage House. Guests nibble on jumbo lemon crab-lump ravigote or mushroom and cheese bouchées while listening to two scholars, Tom Delise and Dr. James Keegan. In separate talks, the pair discusses theater conditions at the turn of the 17th century and answers audience questions about where they can purchase their own velveteen puff pants. The evening culminates with candles, a cake, and a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday!”