Thursday, June 26, 2008

How to groove upon Big Willie Style, the hip-hop Shakespeare production, at MLP Thurs, June 26, through Sun, June 29

Big Willie Style 1
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Big Willie Style is the most daring show you'll see in Shreveport this summer. It is raucous and it clicks, cue after cue.

The hip-hop dance is fabulously executed but the Shakespeare is problematic, imho. The key to running with the Bard is the show's program. There you will find a scene-by-scene listing of the play being referenced.

Those of you smart enough to prepare for the play can look up summaries of these plays:
- Much Ado about Nothing
- The Third Part of Henry VI
- The Merry Wives of Windsor
- Midsummer Night's Dream
- Shakespeare's Sonnets
- The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
- Othello, the Moor of Venice
- Macbeth
- All's Well that Ends Well
- The Tempest
- The Passionate Pilgrim
- Hamlet
- Richard the III

See my review for more background. Times reporter Alex Kent wrote a review, too.

The cast is talented and endearing. Bring your camera for after-show snaps with these young stars. They've brought an amazing amount of energy to the stage.

Show times:

Thursday, June 26 2008 @ 7:30 pm
Friday June 27 2008 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday June 28 2008 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday June 29 2008 @ 4:00 pm

Tickets $12.00 ($8.00 for orders of 10 or more tickets)
Call toll-free 24/7 1-800-957-8667
or go to for internet orders

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