Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday April 23: You only turn 452 once

Party like it’s 1564!

The Fire Hall Theatre is hosting a birthday party for the Bard, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be activities for all ages:

  • 10-11:30 a.m., Shakes-puppet — bring a spare sock or mitten and create Puck or Ariel
  • 11:30 a.m., Sing “Happy Birthday Dear Bill” and enjoy cake
  • *noon, Sonnet Slam – Show us how you recite William Shakespeare’s sonnets and maybe you will win a prize
  • *1 p.m., Original Sonnet – Write and read a sonnet of your own
  • *2 p.m., Monologue Madness — fancy yourself a little Lady Macbeth?  How about Hamlet?  Perform a monologue and compete for cool prizes
  • 3 p.m., Strut your Renaissance attire and win a prize for your costume
  • Free “Will” donation

*If you wish to be assured a spot in the sonnet or monologue slots, please email info@ggfct.com with “Bill’s B-day” in the subject line.  We will confirm your time. Remember:  prizes in every category!

— Kathleen Coudle-King, English