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‘The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines’ opens July 30

‘The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines’ opens July 30

Thu Jul 15, 2021

The women of Shakespeare are taking center stage — and they have a lot to say — in Brazosport College Theatre’s Summer production of “The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines.”

The show will have three performances — Friday, July 30; Saturday, July 31; and Sunday, August 1. All three performances will be at 7 p.m. at The Clarion at Brazosport College.

“The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines” is a comedy in which Shakespearean women, or modern women cast in Shakespearean roles, try to come to terms with their identity, their mixed feelings about men, and their place in the world. “Girlhood” offers a funny and compelling investigation into how to survive as a minor character.

The play, written by prolific playwright Don Nigro in 1988, consists of five monologues that unite to create a singular piece. It stars a variety of Shakespearian women, such as Ophelia, Lady Macbeth and others, and explores what might have happened to them before or after the plays.

Cast members include MaKayla Dunn, Mary Elizabeth Munson, Meghan Pond Kerr, Cassi Shields and Teresa Skalski. The show is directed by BC Theatre Professor Michael McIntosh. Costume design is by Shannon Averett, while Justen Cunningham is the Stage Manager.

While the play is being offered for no cost, tickets are required and can be purchased through a link at brazosport.edu/theatre. Both in-person and livestream tickets are currently available. “The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines” is intended for mature audiences.

For more information about Brazosport College Theatre or its upcoming production of “The Girlhood of Shakespeare’s Heroines,” email onstage@brazosport.edu, call (979) 230-3271 or visit brazosport.edu/theatre.