Monday, June 27, 2011

Giveaway: L'Enfant Terrible's Shakespeare Festival for Kids

UPDATE: Congrats to JustJENN, who won the Family Four-Pack of tickets to see one of the L'Enfant Terrible shows! Just email me at with your info (name that should be on the tickets) and the name of the show you want to see. Thanks to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for more summer giveaways!

If you and the fam have been missing the silly in Shakespeare, local theater troupe L'Enfant Terrible has just the ticket. And I have a Family Four-Pack of tickets to give away to one of its kid-friendly performances!

The Fun Family Festival of Tragedy, which kicked off June 4 at the Bootleg Theater (I mentioned it here and reviewed one show here), is presenting four re-imagined Shakespearean plays that turn what were once tragedies -- Hello, last scene of "Hamlet"! -- into jolly, family-friendly entertainment.

"Hamlet, Prince of Puddles" (Photo courtesy of L'Enfant Terrible)

The productions -- "Hamlet, Prince of Puddles," "King O'Leary," "Titus the Clownicus" and "Macbeth and the Monster" -- are about an hour long and run in repertory each Saturday and Sunday through July 31. Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students (ages 0-22), with a discount given to those bold enough to wear jammies to the Saturday performances. Festival passes are also available.

Here's a rundown of a couple of the shows, from the L'Enfant Terrible website (click here for more info):

*All little Macbeth wants is a bedtime story to help him fall asleep. But when his mom tell his him the scary story of Macbeth and the Monster, he gets more than he bargained for. Discover who the real Scottish terror is… (Hint: It isn't the Loch Ness Monster!)

* Titus the Clownicus, leader of the Red Nose Army, returns home from the Clown Wars after defeating neighboring Queen Tamoraclown and the Green Noses. When Titus wants to paint his rival’s noses red, he sets off a clown war that escalates into madness, mayhem, and pie fights. This silly romp teaches us all that if someone is mean to you, don’t be mean back or everyone will just be mean for ever and ever. L'Enfant Terrible turns Shakespeare’s gory drama into rip-roaring family fare.

Fun Family Festival of Tragedy
Written by Angela Berliner
Produced by Seth Compton
Directed by Justin Zsebe

Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles
, CA 90057

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away 4 tickets to see one show (winner's choice) at L'Enfant Terrible's Fun Family Festival of Tragedy.

To enter, simply leave a comment below saying which show you'd like to see and why.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.

Good luck, and I will announce the winner (on this post, not a separate one) on Tuesday, July 5!


Anonymous said...

I would LOOOVE to see Hamlet. It is my favorite play and I'm interested in seeing how they modified it to introduce it to the younger crowd. :)

Unknown said...

we want to see Macbeth and the monster. We've seen all of their shows, and my daughter loves them all, and we really want to see Macbeth too. L'enfante es bueno

L.A. Story said...

It's such a creative group. We had fun at "Hamlet," and I'd love to see how they present the other shows, too. :)

justJENN said...

I have been wanting to go and can't afford the tickets right now. The Kid has been asking about Shakespeare and this seems like a perfect introduction!

L.A. Story said...

Wow, that's great that he's asking to see Shakespeare. Awesome kid! :)


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