Video Promo: THE SHAKESPEARE RIOTS by David McGuff, premiere production, Yellow Lab Productions, Kerrville, March 15 - 17, 2018
The Shakespeare Riots is an original show written by David McGuff, premiering on Kerrville stages. One of the bloodiest events in New York’s history, the Astor Place Riot of 1849, was caused by a years long rivalry between the two leading Shakespearean actors of the age: Edwin Forrest, the first great American actor, and William Charles Macready, the preeminent tragedian of England.
The Shakespeare Riots recounts the story of this tragic night, its two towering protagonists, and the political and cultural influences that fueled the violence. It weaves a spellbinding saga of dramatic passion, unforgettable characters, the battle for the soul of America, and the future of Shakespeare.
March 15 - March 17, 2018
at Cailloux Cultural Center
305 Washington Street
Kerrville, TX, 78028
The show runs one weekend, March 15-17, 7:30 PM, at the VK Garage Theatre.
Tickets are $10 and on sale now through the Playhouse 2000 box office. 830-896-9393 or via Vendini