“Shakespeare In Hollywood” at Boca Raton Community High School: Helen Hayes award for ‘Best Play
The award-winning Boca Raton Community High School Drama Department presents the hilarious no-holds-barred comedy on October 27-29, 2016. Be transported to the magical and wonderful world of 1933 on the set of Max Reinhardt’s A Midsummer Nights Dream!
Take the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood, populated by real-life, yet delightfully exaggerated, personalities of the movie scene, add a sophisticated German director with an artistic vision, a couple of misplaced supernatural beings, and one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies of all time, and you get Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare in Hollywood. Max Reinhardt’s problematic 1934 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — sure to be box office poison — is further complicated when Oberon and Puck, fresh from A Wood Outside Athens, find themselves transported from the land of legend and classical myth all the way to Hollywood, in the middle of a suspiciously familiar story. Oberon may be the all-powerful King of the Fairies — but he has never dealt with ambitious starlets, prying gossip columnists, or the odious Will Hays, the all-powerful King of Censorship. And Puck may be an old hand at jolly mischief, but he has encountered nothing like the cool sunglasses and hot beauties of Hollywood! When the enchantment of the silver screen meets the magic of Fairyland, all merry hell breaks loose, and we are treated to transformations, chase scenes, and the kind of havoc that only that certain love-juice can wreak.
Winner of the Helen Hayes award for ‘Best New Play’ and hailed by The Wall Street Journal as ‘deliciously inventive,’ Shakespeare in Hollywood is a supernatural screwball romp, full of entertainment and even a little bit of education.
There are only four performances October 27-29, 2016 at 7 pm; also Saturday, October 29th at 2 pm. This is a show not to be missed!
General admission tickets are $10 in advance (before 10/27) and $15 after with open seating in the school’s beautiful Kathryn Lindgren Theatre. The house opens thirty minutes prior to curtain. General admission group rates (for twenty or more) are available upon request for $9 each and VIP advance reserved seating is available upon request for $15 each.
For more info, the public is urged to call (561) 338-1533 or go to www.bocadrama.com.