Bootleg Shakespeare:
Henry VI, part 2

directed by Marcus Kyd
Featuring company members Tonya Beckman, Lise Bruneau, Dan Crane, Daniel Flint, Kimberly Gilbert, and Esther Williamson.

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Anything could go wrong. And therein lies the beauty of Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s annual Bootleg Shakespeare.

On July 24, a cast of more than thirty actors will gather at the Folger Theatre. They will bring with them memorized lines, staging ideas, and some costume pieces. They will stage the entire play together at breakneck speed. It will be their first and last rehearsal. Roughly eight hours later, the audience will gather to see what happens. 


at the Folger  Theatre
201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM

FREE
Tickets are free to the public, available at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre on July 24 only, at 6:00 PM. Limit two tickets per patron. Seats not claimed by 7:15 PM will be released to patrons on standby. No advanced reservations.
 

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Teresa Spencer returns as the Duke of York. Photo by Marcus Kyd.

 

Press releases from Previous shows in 2017

Mercy Killers  and  Side Effects

written and performed by Michael Milligan

Two original plays that confront the
American health care crisis

in rep May 19 through June 3

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Tickets: $15
available at www.taffetypunk.com

 

Mercy Killers
Schedule
:
May 19 - 8:00pm
May 25 - 8:00pm
May 27 - 4:00pm
May 31 - 8:00pm
Jun 2 - 8:00pm
Jun 3 - 8:00pm

Side Effects
Schedule
:
May 20 - 8:00pm
May 24 - 8:00pm
May 26 - 8:00pm
May 27 - 8:00pm
Jun 1 - 8:00pm
Jun 3 - 2:00pm

 

A pre-Obamacare study from 2009 found that a large percentage of Americans are one serious illness away from financial ruin. This gripping hour-long monologue by writer-performer Michael Milligan details precisely how it might happen… Milligan is riveting, conveying a fascinating mix of decency, heartbreak, and impotent fury.Chicago Reader

Production Photos

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Mercy Killers. Photo by Marcus Kyd.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Mercy Killers. Photo by Marcus Kyd.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright in Side Effects. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Promotional Photos

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Daylon Walton.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Allan Nowakowski

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Caroline Voagen Nelson.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Emily Rutledge.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Martin Bacigalupo.

Michael Milligan, actor and playwright. Photo by Allan Nowakowski



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