Inanimate Objects Tackle Shakespeare at MCA

Watch as cheese graters and salt shakers perform 12 different plays at the Museum of Contemporary Art

(Courtesy of Forced Entertainment)(Courtesy of Forced Entertainment)

A toothpaste tube, by any other name, would smell as sweet.

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The toothpaste, along with a cast of other inanimate objects, gets in on the action at "(In) Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare," a touring production which makes a stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art starting Thursday as part of the city's Shakespeare 400, a yearlong international arts festival honoring the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. 

(Courtesy of Forced Entertainment)(Courtesy of Forced Entertainment)

Developed by the British company Forced Entertainment, the show uses six performers to create condensed versions of Shakespearean works using everyday objects and a wooden table slab. Those interested in attending MCA's presentation can pick from three nights, with four different plays presented in one sitting each night. Each show runs about four hours with breaks.    

Full schedule below: all show times start at 7:30 p.m. 

THURSDAY

"Timon of Athens"
"Measure for Measure"
"Henry V"
"Much Ado About Nothing"

FRIDAY

"The Merchant of Venice"
"As You Like It"
"Macbeth"
"The Winter’s Tale"

SATURDAY

"Love's Labour's Lost"
"Antony and Cleopatra"
"All’s Well That Ends Well"
"The Tempest"

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