This coming Saturday, March 12 Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning live theater company, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Public Library, will present an on line reading of George Bernard Shaw’s (photo) short one act play, “The Dark Lady of the Sonnets.” In the play, Shakespeare, played by Theater 2020’s Co-Producing Artistic Director and Heights resident David B. Fuller, goes to Whitehall Palace, believing he will meet the Dark Lady of his racy sonnets 127-152. Instead, he first meets the Queen (Elizabeth I, played by Lorinda Lisitza) and enjoys conversation with her until the Dark Lady (Lynn Marie Macy) shows up, fiercely jealous.
The reading begins at 2:00 PM and ends at 2:30, but will be followed by conversations with the cast, which also includes David Arthur Bachrach as the Warder, and readings of some of the sonnets. It’s free, but you must register here. Once registered, you will receive a program link; links will be distributed beginning on Friday, March 11. Registration closes at noon on Saturday.