By Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, and Molière
Directed by Kendra C. Thompson
Madison Shakespeare Company presents three classic comedies, live and in person, this August.
It’s Scandals: unconventional comedies for unconventional times, brought to life by director Kendra C. Thompson.
The Bear by Anton Chekhov: A listless widow meets her match in a short-tempered landlord in one of Chekhov’s punchiest comedies. Are they dueling, or speed dating?
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by Shaw: William Shakespear, his mistress, and his queen show up for the same midnight stroll. Fists fly and verses are coined in this comedy of royal flirtation and mistaken identity.
The Pretentious Young Ladies by Molière: Maddi and Cat are newly arrived in Paris from the countryside, and want to leap to the very top of the city’s cultural scene. Suddenly, a flamboyant Marquis knocks on their door, bringing his ridiculous blend of fashion and poetry to their living room.
Tyranena Brewing Company is located in Jefferson County. Seating is first-come-first-served, with 100+ physically distanced seats on the main patio and a spacious lawn area. Consider bringing a blanket or lawn chairs, and arriving closer to the Garden's opening time of 12 noon, to ensure prime seating for this no-cost event.
Tyranena's Beer Garden is open to all ages but parents are asked to keep younger children with them at all times. The Beer Garden serves beverages only but both carry-in and delivered food are welcome. Please see the FAQ on Tyranena's website for full venue details.
Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Tyranena Brewing Company, 1025 Owen St. Lake Mills, WI 53551
Performances: August 1-9, 2020
August 1 2:00 PM at Tyranena
August 2 2:00 PM at Tyranena
Additional dates TBA