Every now and then I enjoy a fine, large Shakespeare production with elegant costumes or a novel interpretation. But the Shakespeare that comes to me in small batches, crafted by local talent and staged practically in my own backyard – well, that is something to be savored.
If you’d like a taste of micro-Shakespeare, grab your picnic blanket and head to the “upper” part of Wallingford Playfield tonight for a 7 pm double-feature of Shakespearean comedy. The Backyard Bard (a subdivision of Greenstage) will present All’s Well That Ends Well and The Comedy of Errors back-to-back in our backyard. Each production lasts only 45 minutes, features a grand total of 4 actors, and is free.
Grabbeth ye picnic and hie thee to ye olde parke lest thee be known for a poor, decayed, ingenious, foolish rascally knave.