A new Kalamazoo-based professional theatre company, Bare Backstage Productions, made its debut in February 2017 with the Michigan premiere of Fifty Shades of Shakespeare, an hilarious and sexy performance featuring ten of Shakespeare’s steamiest love scenes performed by four actors; and the audience chooses who plays what role each night. This bawdy show blends classic characters with comedic improv that is different every time!
Fifty Shades of Shakespeare stars local actors Katherine Harte-DeCoux, Ken Holda, Tanisha Pyron, and Mitch Voss. It is directed by Kevin Dodd and produced by Laura Henderson.
Originally developed by Jess Shoemaker and (re)discover theatre, a Chicago theatre company, Fifty Shades of Shakespeare has been received rave reviews for the past three years in Chicago.
“We are excited to bring this fun and unique show to Kalamazoo” says Executive Producer Laura Henderson. “Fifty Shades... has something for everybody,” says Director Kevin Dodd, “if you don’t know much Shakespeare, don’t worry. We’re focused more on how each scene shows a different aspect of love and relationships; Will just supplied the words, we bring the fun.”
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