A Fakespearean Feast

“Baby Girl” has PRS, a birth defect where her mouth and airway did not fully develop. At six months old, she has already spent more than half her life in the hospital. Her next trip to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is approaching, and while her surgeries will be covered by insurance, many additional expenses are not. So to stave off financial tragedy, we turn to Shakespeare. Kind of.


We are excited to present a hilarious, one-of-a-kind, interactive dinner theater event with a Shakespearean flair: a Fakespearean Feast! Woven around a sumptuous, gourmet dinner will be a sonnet reading competition, group singing, kazoo improvisation, prizes and more. The evening will culminate with a reading of “The Tragedy of Tragedies, or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great”, a rip-roaring Shakespearean parody from 1731 by Henry Fielding, performed by a combination of experienced actors and audience volunteers.

Tickets for the Nov 5 & 7 events are $40. Seating is limited and tickets will not be available at the door, so grab yours now!

(If you’re not interested in audience participation, but would enjoy just coming to watch, fear not: participation is entirely voluntary. For anyone who would like to contribute but are unable to attend, a donation option is available.)


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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