Friday, July 27, 2012

Chicksbeer: Shakespeare, girls, brews

"For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King.”
— William Shakespeare, A Winter’s Tale

Coming in September: Chickspeare, Charlotte's all-female Shakespeare Company, will perform portions of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged at NoDa Brewing, with beer and food from the Tin Kitchen food truck on hand.

The theater company began doing shows about 14 years ago at the Johnson Brewery on Central Avenue (now defunct) and, said founder Sheila Snow Proctor in a release, "Some of my most fond theater memories are from those early years at Johnson Beer. The opportunity of recreating that experience for a new audience with NoDa Brewing was irresistible." Plans call for both old and new company members.

Dates: Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24. Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Reservations: 980-819-9734 or at NoDa Brewing, 2229 N. Davidson St., during business hours.
$20 buys you a ticket to the show and meal: Your choice of tacos - barbecued beef brisket with chipotle slaw, drunken chicken with goat cheese or sweet potato hash with stewed white beans - and sides; you buy drinks separately.