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

solo performance · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 21+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 08, 2015
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’... full review
TONY FRANKEL certified reviewer July 03, 2015
One of the most surprising offerings at this year's Fringe. Here's a "one-man" show that actually feels like a play! With book, music, lyrics by Michael Shaw Fisher, we visit an Elizabethan pub where we are regaled by stories and songs from none other than Shakespeare, played by Mr. Fisher, who drunkenly fears that history will call him out for NOT writing his plays, so he proves to us, his pub-mates, that he is indeed the verified scribe of the famous folio. By turns funny and emotional, it's clear that director Jeff Sumner understood that the event (which takes place on Shakespeare's last night on earth) is grounded in reality. Also stunning is the Elizabethan music, played by Alistair Cooper on guitar, and Allison Sulock on a variety of R... full review
WADE SKALSKY certified reviewer June 26, 2015
I was blown away by the sheer talent on display for this piece. From the acting, to the music, to the singing, everything comes together in a sublime mash of irreverence and fun. I absolutely loved walking into the show with Shakespeare already on the stage, passed out on his table. Immediately set the tone for the entire show and told me I was in safe hands as an audience member. Little did I know that I would be part of the show as Michael Shaw Fisher creates characters out of his spectators. The entire thing was a delight and I cannot wait to see it again. I give it my highest recommendation. ... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 08, 2015
#ChanceItLA - If you are a big Shakespeare and or history fan you definitely want to see this, but if the personal life of Shakespeare holds no interest to you, you should probably skip it. Michael Shaw Fisher, as Shakespeare, is a consummate performer and engages the audience through fun insults, groan worthy puns and a several songs, a couple of which included audience participation. Three Clubs is the perfect venue for this show, as you feel like you are in a tavern with Shakespeare. But as a whole, this is a biography, a cleverly done biography, but one that doesn't necessarily shed new insight into the life of the famous bard.... full review