Shakespeare on Tap is a new, contemporary play reading series created to shine a light on Shakespeare by featuring those playwrights whose work was inspired by the Bard.

With professional actors seated on stage, scripts on music stands, and minimal sound and lighting design elements, this new series offers you the chance to come hear new and/or contemporary plays inspired by Shakespeare as you enjoy dinner and drinks from The Press Room’s delicious menu.

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THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI by Bertolt Brecht., Jan 27 @ 6:30PM at The Press Room

Written by the legendary Bertolt Brecht and translated by Tony, Olivier, and Pulitzer winning playwright Bruce Norris, this parable play* satirizes the rise of a demagogue to tyrannical power. Norris speaks to the fact that he was translating prior to the 2016 election and that the results of that election had a direct impact on his translation moving forward. The play, written in verse, leans heavily on Shakespearean allusions and references as Brecht did in his original piece penned in 1941 about the rise of Hitler in Germany.


Will we see you for this evening of bold, provocative and important storytelling?

*Please note: Parental Discretion is Advised. Strong & explicit language and thoughts expressed.


Season Sponsors:


Faith Harrington and Peter Lamb

          Ralph E. Ogden Foundation

Seven Stages Shakespeare Company  P.O. Box 774  Portsmouth, NH 03802-0774

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