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Valiant Flea Productions presents
A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes
Charm City Fringe 2015 Audience Favorite Award-winning A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes is scheduled to have its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut in a limited run from 6-12 August.
Four actors perform Shakespeare's greatest hits on command in A Fool’s Paradise, adapted and directed by Sarah Curnoles. If the actors do not perform at least 30 scenes in 60 minutes, someone gets a pie in the face.
Audience members play Shakespearean BINGO to decide what scenes the actors will perform. The audience yells their requests from 45 popular Shakespeare scenes to choose from – from the Romeo and Juliet balcony scene to the lovers of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more.
A Fool’s Paradise will be performed by Baltimore-based actors Logan Davidson, Lisa Hodsoll, Jenna Rossman, and Sabrina Thornton. Stage manager and associate producer is Arrenvy Bilinski.
The show was previously titled That Way Madness Lies, and won the Audience Favorite Award at its premiere performance in Baltimore in November 2015. Following that were performances featuring local celebrities from Baltimore Center Stage, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.
Baltimore OUT Loud magazine praised the show as "A wonderful dose of Shakespeare in one of the most innovative ways imaginable."
Additional Praise for A Fool’s Paradise
"Shakespeare heaven…This troupe knows when to nail a true Shakespearean moment." – Shakespeareances.com
“A Fool’s Paradise is an awesome, fever-dream-like romp through your favorite mindscape…This is the sheer, true pleasure of watching good actors execute their craft while staying satisfyingly rough and tumble.” – The Bad Oracle
“You can imagine the old Bard getting a laugh out of all of this.” – Baltimore Magazine
A Fool’s Paradise will perform from 6 to 12 August at 20:00 at Venue 13 located at Harry Younger Hall, Lochend Cl, Edinburgh EH8 8BL. Tickets can be purchased at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/fool-s-paradise-30-shakespeare-scenes-in-60-minutes or by calling 070 7420 1313.