A new week brings a brand new lineup of awesome live music, hilarious comedy, and wonderful live theater right here in Montgomery County. Check out some of our favorite events happening this week, below
May 3 - May 12
Steel River Playhouse
Can one word alter the course of your life? Through a dizzying fugue of vignettes, audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London.
THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP
May 3 - May 12
A Likely Story looks like any old bookstore, but at dusk, the story book characters residing on the shelves inside come to life! Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, SherlockHolmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer are determined to help the store owner, Margie, and protect their home from thieves in search of a necklace concealed inside a book. However, being seen by a human could cause them to lose their magic and vanish. Together these beloved fictional characters will have to face this challenge and save the store!
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
May 4 - May 12
Methacton Community Theater
Have a couple of hours to spare? Then why not take in the entirety of Shakespeare’s oeuvre in a single evening. This irreverent romp through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies leaves audiences breathless with laughter. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] employs a madcap pace and contemporary tropes to delight audiences and demystify some of the most fundamental pieces of English theater.
The hilarity begins with a cynically narrated version Romeo and Juliet, then veers farther off the rails as the actors present Titus Andronicus as a cooking show and Othello as a rap number. Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra get very short shrift and the players liven things up by presenting the historical plays as a football game. The players tackle the Sonnets in Act II followed by a famously brief production of Hamlet.