Florida Studio Theatre pays comic tribute to Shakespeare.
Of course, some Shakespeare plays get better shrift than others. Romeo and Juliet receives an extended presentation, with actor Brad DePlanche wearing absurdly long braids as the winsome Juliet (he plays a number of female characters, most of whom end up heaving their guts into the face of an unfortunate audience member), Michael Daly channeling Christopher Walken as the Friar, and so on. Christopher Patrick Mullen, meanwhile, has already introduced himself to us as the “scholar” who knows everything about the playwright’s oeuvre (although a few facts may be shaky) and continues to reverence him despite some chinks in the great one’s armor.
Michael Daly, Brad DePlanche and Christopher Patrick Mullen at work.