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“Shakespeare and the Beatles” Concert
October 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cool Britannia presents a surprise concert, Shakespeare and the Beatles, a fun mashup of Shakespeare’s most beloved scenes paired with Beatles music and directed by Allen Hunt. Performances are Saturday, October 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 25 at 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks. This is part of a series of readings staged at the Hillcrest Center this summer, which began with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in early August and continued with Jeeves Intervenes in September. During each performance the actors hold scripts while acting out the play with limited costumes and props.
Shakespeare and the Beatles includes Beatles’ songs Yesterday, Girl and With a Little Help from My Friends interwoven with dialogue from 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. This musical revue, narrated by Allison Chase Williams, features a scene or monologue from one of Shakespeare’s tragedies, comedies and histories. Each piece is followed with a Beatles song performed by the same actors, that parellels the spirit and sentiment of the Bard’s written word.
Tickets are Tickets $15 for general admission and may be purchased at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts Box Office or by calling (805) 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com. There will be a cash bar at these performances.