Saturday, July 13, through Sunday, July 21, 8 p.m.
In the Cole Porter stage classic Kiss Me, Kate, a musical largely based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, a pair of goofy mobsters sing a comedic ditty titled “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” The song offers a how-to guide on the wooing of women through knowledge of the Bard’s works, and one set of lyrics transpires thusly:
“If she fights when her clothes you are mussing,
What are clothes? Much Ado About Nussing.
If she says your behavior is heinous,
Kick her right in the Coriolanus.”
Just thought I’d get that gag out of the way early, because it would be impossible to discuss Genesius Guild’s forthcoming production seriously if you spent this whole piece thinking, “Hee hee hee ... anus ... .”