Artful Women: Susanna Rich » Events at Crystal Lake, IL Theater

June 11 @ 3:00p
Tickets start at $15*



Shakespeare’s *itches: The Women Talk Back

A poetry musical from the points of view of Shakespeare’s female characters and our contemporary counterparts, including The Dark Lady of the Sonnets teasing Will; Desdemona in a duet with Nicole Brown Simpson; Kate, the shrew, as a contemporary bartender singing a drinking song; Gertrude taunting Ophelia; and Cordelia rapping on the Mountebank William Show. In turns rollicking and moving, bawdy and philosophical, Shakespeare’s *itches gives voice to often victimized characters, and, through poetry and song, restores their power.  The audience will be invited to participate and sing along! Written and performed by Emmy-nominated poet and troubadour Susanna Rich.

Poet and songwriter, Susanna Rich is an Emmy Award nominee and a Fulbright Fellow in Creative Writing.  Founding producer and principal performer of Wild Nights Productions, LLC, Susanna’s repertoire includes the new poetry musical Shakespeare’s *itches: The Women Talk Back; ashes, ashes: A Poet Responds to the Shoah; and Television Daddy.  Susanna is author of three poetry collections, Television Daddy, The Drive Home, and Surfing for Jesus.  She is the winner of the Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry and recipient of the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching as professor of English at Kean University, in New Jersey.

Check out Susanna’s website here!

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