A Crazy Little Musical SpectacuLear
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Book by Nathaniel Brodsky
Music & Lyrics by Queen
Directed by Daniel Kenny ’18
Music Directed by Leah Marsh ’19
Produced by Nathaniel Brodsky ’18 and Emily Choi ’19
Satire V, Harvard’s number-one source for fake news, continues to stake its claim as Harvard’s number-one source for fake theater with this follow-up to the sold-out sellout Macbeth, King of Pop. Shakespeare’s gripping dialogue and soliloquies, dealing with family, death, and human nature, merge with the British rock band Queen’s anthems of love, loneliness, and bicycle races to create an absurdist jukebox musical extravaganza that’s out of this world and out of its time period. Join Queen Lear, betrayed by her daughters after relinquishing the British throne, as she wanders the countryside in the company of misfits, madmen, and exiles, all searching for “Somebody to Love.”
This performance is not suitable for children under the age of 14.
Run time: 90 minutes with intermission.