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The Bomb-itty of Errors is Hitting Philly and You Have to Go!

by Josina Reaves on July 27, 2011
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If I could add anything to my mission statement (which I am totally going to write, by the way), it would be a commitment to getting people to see The Bomb-itty of Errors.

Written by Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, GQ, and Erik Weiner, this rap-musical take on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors is comic genius!  Bomb-itty takes an already silly play on a romp through the Bronx, making it sillier and more irreverent than anything Shakespeare would have dared, and that dude put a bear on stage!

Bomb-itty has been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on Shakespeare festival stages around the world, and this September, it’s coming to Philadelphia.  11th Hour Theatre Company, which specializes in bringing musical theater to the Philly masses, is reviving this gem, so if you live within a day’s drive, go.

Do it.

I don’t care if you don’t like rap.  Just think of it as a poem set to music spoken rather quickly.  And I don’t care if you don’t like musicals.  Just think of it as Shakespeare with more music in the background than you usually get.  And I don’t care if you don’t like Shakespeare.  Just think of it as a comedy.  Then get over your excuses and go see it!

The show is September 1-25 at the Skybox at the Adrienne for a paltry $18!  They’re practically throwing you great theater!  Go catch it!

And I don’t get this giddy about just anything.

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