Comedy of Errors. Dir. Melissa Rain Anderson. Perf. Alex Givens, Maya Jackson, Stephanie Lambourn, Katie LeSuer, Melissa Maxwell, Duncan McIntyre, Chris Mixon, Christopher Peltier, Silas Sellnow, Jason Michael Spelbring, and James Queen. Great River Shakespeare Festival. Winona, Minnesota. 2016.
Normally, I would be the first to tell you to go to the Great River Shakespeare Festival. For example, look here . . . or here . . . or even here.
Not this year.
The extremely detrimental effects Shakespeare can have, especially on the youth of a community, has made it impossible for me to recommend the festival.
Indeed, I've created this Public Service Announcement that details the reasons a community should avoid Shakespeare. It's what Doug Scholz-Carlson, pictured above, would surely say in his saner moments.
Watch, learn, and avoid the Great River Shakespeare Festival.
Links: The Great River Shakespeare Festival.
Note: In case the video above fails to embed properly, I'm attaching a blog-native version of the PSA here.