If William Shakespeare were still around today, he would be turning 458 on April 26. But just because The Bard is writing in the after-life doesn’t mean that the Shakespeare Dallas company isn’t going to celebrate the occasion. In fact, they’re going to hold their 10th Annual Bard’s Birthday Bash and Pub Crawl a couple of days early on Saturday, April 23.
From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., the “crawling” will commence in Deep Ellum with four to five stops including Ruins, Trinity Cider and Will Call with drink specials, a 50th anniversary commemorative cup, a swag bag and live entertainment. Along the way there will opportunities to visit a few retail shops for chances to win prizes. Insiders hint that Elizabethan collars are optional.
At the end of the day the celebration will conclude with a Shakespeare Trivia contest. And you thought those English lit courses would never come in handy.
The Pub Crawl is part of Shakespeare Dallas’ 50th anniversary year-long celebration, which was just kicked off with a 50th season subscription program, movie nights throughout April, a free outdoor family picnic in June, summer performances of “The Tempest” directed by Jenni Stewart and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Raphel Parry and a fall performance of “Hamlet” directed by Christie Vela, at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre.
One of the perks of the subscription is that Pub Crawl tickets are going for $20 per subscriber as opposed to $30 for the general public.
* Graphic/photo provided by Shakespeare Dallas