Shakespeare’s wildest lovers storm The Rockwell this spring for the long awaited return of Shit-faced Shakespeare®: The Taming of the Shrew. Wealthy sisters Katherina and Bianca find themselves pitched against suspicious suitors, the entire renaissance patriarchy and each other. Why not throw in a booze soaked thespian for good measure? Featuring cross dressing, food fights, a highly underwhelming horse, one too many bum cheeks and more twisted gender politics than you can shake a fawning fat-skinned fustilarian at!
Shit-faced Shakespeare® is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member. Side-splitting, raucous and completely unpredictable, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 200,000 eager theatre goers across the UK. Shit-faced Shakespeare® landed Stateside in April of 2015 with its first performances right here at The Rockwell.
With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same. Shit-Faced Shakespeare® seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.
For more information visit :: www.shitfacedshakespeare.com
Playing February 10 through April 9, 2022
**PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED**
Running most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings
Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7:00pm
Seating; $30 | General Admission | 21+ Proper ID Required (Thursday 18+)
Accessibility: The Rockwell is wheelchair accessible
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Effective January. 20, 2022, everyone age 5 and up entering The Rockwell (at 255 Elm Street, Somerville) must show proof of full vaccination. This includes all staff, audience, cast and crew attending and/or performing at The Rockwell.
You may show proof of vaccination — two shots plus two weeks, or two weeks after a Johnson & Johnson vaccine — in a number of ways.
- Bring in your vaccine card
- Bring in a photo of your vaccine card on your phone
- Enroll in the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 SMART Health Card program and we’ll scan and verify the QR code
In addition, we will require all guests to wear masks while with us during performances. This includes hallways, lobby, bar area, restrooms, and once you are seated. You may remove your mask when actively sipping on that tasty beverage from the bar but mask back up once you’re done.
To echo what our friend’s at the Somerville Media Center say: we’ll have zero tolerance of noses in public spaces. We will offer you a new mask if yours is ill-fitting, but if we see noses hanging out of masks or masks hanging off faces, we will ask that face’s owner to leave.
The Rockwell follows current CDC guidelines and requirements from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Somerville. Be aware that these guidelines are ever-changing and if anything changes we will be in touch.
Let’s all do our part to stop the spread and keep one another healthy. #MaskUp