Lisa Wolpe’s new solo show celebrates the enchanting power of performing cross-gender Shakespeare. More…
In this autobiographical solo show, Wolpe plays Hamlet, Richard III, Shylock, and other great male characters created by the Bard, while also incorporating tales from her own dramatic life. Wolpe, the Producing Artistic Director of the all-female LA Women's Shakespeare Company, is an activist as well as a celebrated actress and director. Her work seeks to liberate us from the gender box of expectations. Presented in repertory with 'Macbeth3.'
See it if You want an expertly crafted play that weaves Shakespeare into a memoir that never feels narcissistic. You're familiar w/Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You don't know anything about Shakespeare's characters. You don't like memoir plays. You don't like intimate venues w/the actor very close.
See it if to see an expert interpretation of Shakespeare's words interwoven into real life's tragedies & joys. Lisa Volpe is amazing!
Don't see it if You cannot accept gender transparency in the interpretation of Shakepeare's works. Talk about the Holicaust horrors makes you uncomfortable.
See it if You want the clearest, most nuanced & masterful, truthful, layered & spiritual contemporary Shakespeare you'll ever hear; the purest theatre
Don't see it if The actor's tools of voice and hand and heart and soul and truth, or clarity and language alone don't fit into in your theatrical philosophy
See it if You'd enjoy and appreciate a wellcrafted and well-acted memoir adeptly weaving Shakespeare samplings with personal history. Conversational.
Don't see it if You aren't familiar with Shakesoeare, dislike solo or memoir-style shows, or are illiberally judgmental about women playing men's roles.
See it if Want to experience the depth and humanity of Shakespeare. Ms. Wolpe's performance is masterful, eloquent and real. You will be moved.
Don't see it if Just see it.
See it if If you are interested in how Shakespeare is relevant even now, like biographical family drama and have an interest in the holocaust.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy gender bending. Are not interested in self revelatory drama or don't like Shakespeare or holocaust themes
See it if you like-modern interpretations of classics- plays tackling several serious subjects-memoirs-single character plays carried by a great actor
Don't see it if you-don’t like modern interpretations of classics-want a Shakespearean play with many actors-are not interested in memoirs-want a musical
See it if you can dig monologues and enjoy fast paced dialogue which intertwined with her family history
Don't see it if unfamiliar with holocost history; unnerved by rapid changeover between family history and allusions to Shakespeare;vague genderbending
See it if You love Shakespeare, stories of personal transformation, and intimate theater experiences.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable when the performers can see your face or if you prefer fictional stories.
See it if You enjoy one person shows that address the fragility of life and the human soul, the cost of the choices we make, and Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You don't like women playing traditionally male roles, Shakespeare, or something heavy.