Fun House Theatre and Film presents House of Bard's
In House of Bard's, a group of friends set out to binge watch the hottest new show streaming on Netflix, House of Bard's. As they struggle to find the time to catch on to this new social phenomenon (think the Making of a Murderer frenzy) and battle a bevy of “first world problems” the audience not only follows their story but gets to watch the highlights of this new political thriller of a series.
House of Bard's, the series, tells the tale of a couple’s rise to power with its own plot lines, twist and turns including healthy doses of political intrigue, schemes, scandals, and questionable acts. Imagineered by Jeff Swearingen, there is one catch. All of the dialogue is that of William Shakespeare’s works.
Pulling from King Lear, Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, and more, Season 1 of House of Bard's is the “play within our play.” Through its original characters and plot development, the audience views the arc of politics: the rise to, reign in and decline of power. The ever so Shakespearean concept of the play within a play, presented in the context of the new medium of streaming episodics, yet comprised of words written hundreds of years ago, is designed to lead the audience to realize that as long as there have been lands to conquer and people to rule, there has been politics and shortly thereafter, politics as entertainment.