November 30, 2016 - December 11, 2016
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There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare — 75 if you count the black ill-favored fly killed in Titus Andronicus
. From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar
to the death fall of Prince Arthur in King John
; from the carnage at the end of Hamlet
to snakes in a basket in Antony and Cleopatra
. And then there’s the pie that Titus serves his guests. Spymonkey will perform them all — sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, sometimes musically, but always hysterically. The four “seriously, outrageously, cleverly funny clowns” (Time Magazine
) will scale the peaks of sublime poetry and plumb the depths of darkest depravity. It may even be the death of them. Directed by Tim Crouch (I, Malvolio
, An Oak Tree
, Adler & Gibb
), The Complete Deaths
is a solemn, somber and sublimely funny tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.