MILWAUKEE -- Take a classic Shakespearean work, a group of actors, and one hat. This is Shakespeare Raw. Boozy Bard Productions puts all of the characters in a hat (this month’s production is the Taming of the Shrew) and the actors pull a part out of the hat, then GO.
How does it work? A group of actors arrive the day of the show having read (I sincerely hope) the script so they are at least passingly familiar with the text. Then, they pull a character name from a bucket to learn who they will be playing that night. They then have approximately 5 minutes to get into character (read: grab a drink) and get ready for their first scene. And the next one. And the one after that. You get the idea. Click here for more information.