Get thee to a nunnery, said William Shakespeare in Hamlet. As a scholar would point out, what Will really meant was, You belong in a whorehouse.
Hardly tame material, yet sometimes it takes a modern twist to breathe life back into the Ol English. Enter writer Vanessa Garcia and her collective, the Krane, the folks behind a night of bawdy, Shakespeare-inspired monologues called Shake It Up. Prompted by lines from the Bard, the writers many of whom hail from the venerable MFA program at the University of Miami have crafted soliloquies that would get them thrown out of English class but which fit right in at the edgy and downright stylish confines of AE District. To wit, your $15 ticket gets you access to an open bar this Friday night from 6:30 till they kick your drunk ass out. The show begins at 8. For advance tickets, call Vanessa at 305-450-9931 or visit thekrane.com.
Fri., Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., 2009