She Stoops to Comedy

Shakespeare writes, “All the world’s a stage.” In the comedy She Stoops to Comedy, David Greenspan writes, “The world’s a fuckin’ drag show.” Greenspan conjures up all those odd Elizabethan theatrical conventions in his wild show-within-a-show.

At the center of the story is Alexandra, a lesbian actress who wants to win back Alison, her lover, in a decidedly Shakespearean manner. Alexandra auditions for the role of Orlando in a production of As You Like Itin which Alison is playing Rosalind. Greenspan’s story puts Alexandra off stage, in the bathroom, for a good part of the play, because it’s there that she’s getting herself up in drag. The fact that the role of Alexandra is actually played by a man is, of course, a nod to the Elizabethan theater, in which all characters, including females, were played by men.

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Freneticore Theater

5102 Navigation
Houston, TX 77011

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: East End

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It all comes to life today in this show from Unhinged Productions, which plays with time and space while pushing gender-bending to an extreme. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. April 24, April 25 and May 1. Through May 1. Freneticore Theater, 5102 Navigation. For information, call 832‑250‑7786 or visit www.comeunhinged.com. $20 to $30.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: April 8. Continues through May 1, 2011

 
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