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Sunday, May 3 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shakespeare's *itches: The Women Talk Back (A Poetry Musical) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Shakespeare’s *itches: The Women Talk Back is a poetry musical from the points of view of Shakespeare’s female characters and their contemporary counterparts, including The Dark Lady of the Sonnets teasing Will; Desdemona in a duet with Nicole Brown Simpson; Kate, the shrew, as a contemporary bartender singing a drinking song; Gertrude taunting Ophelia; and Cordelia rapping on the Mountebank William Show. In turns rollicking and moving, bawdy and philosophical, Shakespeare’s *itches gives voice to often victimized characters, and, through poetry and song, restores their power. Written and performed by Emmy nominated poet and troubadour Susanna Rich.

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Susanna Rich

Founding Producer and Principal Performer, Wild Nights Productions, LLC
Poet and songwriter, Susanna Rich is an Emmy Award nominee and a Fulbright Fellow in Creative Writing. Founding producer and principal performer of Wild Nights Productions, LLC, Susanna's repertoire includes the new poetry musical Shakespeare's *itches: The Women Talk Back; ashes, ashes: A Poet Responds to the Shoah; and Television Daddy. Susanna is author of three poetry collections, Surfing for Jesus, Television Daddy, and The Drive Home. She... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PEM Morse Auditorium

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