Shakespeare's Last Night Out (or What? YOU, Will??)

solo performance · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 21+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by ERNEST KEARNEY

June 08, 2015 http://www.workingauthor.com/

My overall impression

In the name of full disclosure:

I just recently met Michael Shaw Fisher; I thought he was a swell guy. I was familiar with some of his past work. Was a big fan of his 2012” “Doomsday Cabaret”, an antic romp with a wide array of the apocalyptic myths? I thought “Exoricistic – The Rock Musical Parody Experiment” was one of the best shows in Fringe 2013 (And so did just about everybody else – awarded “Best Musical”) And 2014”s “Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd”? It was okay (But I mean “Okay” in a really, really…good way.) What I’m saying here is that I know Michael Shaw Fisher is a clever and talented kinda guy. However I wanted to see his “Shakespeare’s Last Night Out”, a song fest depicting the last night of Shakespeare’s for a different reason entirely:

“There are two pasturages for great souls – Plutarch and Shakespeare. There is no third.”

Yeah, that’s right; I am an unrepentant Bardolator and serious student of Shakespeare. Now nobody actually knows what Shakespeare did the night before his death. There’ no way of knowing what he did the week before or even month prior to April 23, 1616. The report that he died after a night in a Stratford Traven derives from a reference jotted down fifty years after the fact. So when I went to see it his Sunday, I took my “supercilious eye along. Just in case. Well, now I am forced to revise my estimate of Michael Shaw Fisher.

He is a clever, talented, intelligent and very insightful kinda guy. Who can sing!*

With Alistair Cooper on guitar, Allison Sulock on everything else, and Jeff Sumner directing, “Shakespeare’s Last Night Out” is a wonderful show, both funny and touching, that should not be missed!

You’ll enjoy this show even if you don’t like Shakespeare.
 *Yeah, and he knows his Shakespeare
Boy, I bet you can’t wait for Caitlyn’s “Reality Show”! You don’t “like” Shakespeare? What the hell is wrong with you?

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