The audience saw everything from serious performances of soliloquies from Hamlet and Henry the V, to more whimsical treatments of scenes from The Tempest and A MidSummer Night's Dream, to a bluesy sonnet and a sing-along version of Cole Porter's "Brush Up Your Shakespeare". Others skipped the Bard's more well-known speeches to provide Shakespearean anagrams, Shakespearean insults, and a piece entitled "To Bird Or Not To Bird", complete with bird calls and a live flute soundtrack.
It was a fun night.
WNPR's Chion Wolf returned to host the event again this year, and her comfortable charm kept things moving right along. Beer and wine flowed, snacks were passed around, and a live band played, quietly, in the bar area. The performers weren't the only ones who spent time on wardrobe; many attendees wore festive outfits and masks.
Between the performers' sponsors and the paid tickets, a fair chunk of change was raised to support Art-Farm's planned July performance of Much Ado About Nothing at Middlesex Community College.