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American Shakespeare Riot at UC Berkeley

American Shakespeare Riot
Written & Directed by Eli Wirtschafter

When: April 4-6, 2013
Thursday & Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm

Location: Zellerbach Room 7, UC Berkeley

Tickets: $8 General Admission
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Thursday April 4th at 8:00 pm
Friday April 5th at 8:00 pm
Saturday April 6th at 2:00 pm
Saturday April 6th at 8:00 pm

Seating is limited. No late seating.

New York, 1849: State militia fired into a crowd, killing over twenty rioters, protesters, and spectators. What sparked the riot? Two rival productions of Macbeth: one playing to unruly working-class audiences, the other to the city’s wealthy elite. At stake was the young nation’s cultural independence and the future of theater in a society increasingly divided by class. This new undergraduate work inspired by the Astor Place Riot asks what you would do if someone challenged your right to see Shakespeare.

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