Artful Women presents -
Shakespeare’s *itches: The Women Talk Back
Emmy-nominated poet and troubadour Susanna Rich presents a poetry musical from the point of view of Shakespeare’s female characters and their contemporary counterparts. Highlights of the show include: 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, moving, bawdy and philosophical, “Shakespeare’s *itches” gives voice to often victimized characters and restores their power through poetry and song.