There’s Something about The Best Pies in London

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The Best Pies in London
by Abi Zakarian

Meet Tam Tribune. She runs the best pie shop in east London. She runs it with a fierce pride, an iron fist and a sharp tongue. But the street is changing and old times are giving way to the new; a long standing family dispute threatens Tam’s world so she responds with a Shakespearean force. Revenge, as she is often fond of saying, is a dish best served hot.

Exploring themes of family traditions, community and the rise of urban gentrification and staged in a real pie & mash shop on Hoxton Street, Abi’s new play is inspired by the character of Tamora, Queen of the Goths from Shakespeare’s early play Titus Andronicus.

See the play as part of the ‘Hoxton Path’ series of plays during the Shakespeare in Shoreditch festival.
October 1st – 12th.
7.30pm.
www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/shakespeare-in-shoreditch

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Press Release: Bye Bye Birdie

Standing Room Only Theatre Company Presents Bye Bye Birdie!

Photo credit via srotheatre.org

Photo credit via srotheatre.org

Standing Room Only Theatre Company in association with Music Legends Live presents Bye Bye Birdie. This musical production will be staged October 24 – November 2, 2014 at the Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

Bye Bye Birdie show times and dates are 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2. This production will feature a special “Elvis” impersonator from Music Legends Live, featuring Jay Freeman or Kavan, performing a half hour before curtain at both of the Saturday and Sunday shows and at the Friday eve performance, October 31! Plan to arrive 40 -50 minutes before curtain if attending one of the special pre-show performance dates.

Bye Bye Birdie tells the story of Rock ‘n Roll legend, Conrad Birdie (loosely based on Elvis Presley), who receives a draft notice to serve in the army. As part of a publicity stunt, he travels to the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio to sing one last song and plant one last kiss on a lucky member of his fan club. This musical with book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, It has been adapted into a 1963 film, a 1995 TV-movie, and a recent 2009 Broadway revival.

Bye Bye Birdie is directed by David Bahgat with musical direction by Jeff Hamm, and choreography by Zoe Lathan. Principal actors are Nicolette Montana AEA (Rose Alvarez), Justin Labelle (Albert Peterson), Ricky Locci (Conrad Birdie), Kelly Hogan (Kim MacAfee), Scott Willis (Mr. MacAfee), Karla M. Kruse (Mrs. MacAfee), Kathy Taylor (Mrs. Mae Peterson), Ryan J. Kopycinski (Hugo), Cherish Myers (Ursula Merkle), and Cam Holland (Randolph MacAfee).

Other cast members include Drew Washburn (Mayor), Scott Green (Charles F Maude), Katey Munger (Mrs. Merkle), Kasey Wolfgang (Gloria Rasputin), Michelle Weiser (Mayor’s Wife), Patrick Foley (Harvey Johnson), Joe Bolzenius (Mr. Johnson), Maddie Bolzenius (Alice), Cara Corrigan (Deborah Sue) and Quartet (Andy Simmons).

Bye Bye Birdie show times and dates are 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2. The production will be staged

Tickets for all shows are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (55+), $15 for SRO members, $10 for students, and $15 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m. Friday, performances. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at www.srotheatre.org. Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, or further information, leave message at 614-258-9495.

SRO’s mission is to produce invigorating theater that breaks generational boundaries.

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Shakespeare in Shoreditch: The Best Pies in London

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Shakespeare in Shoreditch

Shakespeare in Shoreditch is a Festival which reconnects the Shoreditch that the young Shakespeare worked in with its vibrant 21st Century counterpart.

For 10 days, plays, films, talks and workshops will populate the streets of Shoreditch to celebrate how Shakespeare can inspire our busy lives today.

To purchase tickets select your preferred date and path. Book tickets for The Hoxton Path and The Pitfield Path over two different days to see all 10 newly written plays. The full tour of each path lasts 90 minutes.

The Hoxton Path
Three Loose Teeth by Thomas McMullan
Disnatured by Sabrina Mahfouz
*The Best Pies in London by Abi Zakarian
Community Payback by Ali Muriel
The Isle is Full of Noises by James Soldan and Katie Lambert

The Pitfield Path
A Pit of Clay by Brad Birch
We Two Alone by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Heir to the Throne by Tobias Wright
Bobby D by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
The Strumpet’s Plague by Nick Coupe

Please note: Performances take place in venues across Shoreditch. Latecomers will not be permitted.

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