Beer was the drink of choice in Shakespeare’s day and was widely available from the rich to the poor. Wine was available in England but cost a pretty penny. So it seems fitting to have a festival with Shakespeare, beer, and wine.
The third annual Shakes Beer and Wine Festival is set to take place on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th at the Columbia River Tap Room and Eatery (2501 SE Columbia Way #270). The doors open at 3:00 PM each day and the show starts at 4:00 PM. Come early and enjoy local craft beers, ciders, wines, and food. The show is FREE for all ages so bring the whole family.
Saturday’s show will feature Loves Labour’s Lost and Sunday’s show will be A Midsommer Nights Dream. In true Shakespearean flare, you’ll never see the same cast do the same play the same way with Original Practice Shakespeare. As in Shakespeare’s time, the audience was aware that the actors had not rehearsed the play and each only knew their part of the play from the script. This made the play as fresh to the actors as it was the audience.
For more information, visit Orginal Practice Shakespeare Festival online.