EVENT! It’s the 2013 Sonnet Slam!

April 29, 2013 at 9:04 am (2013 Shakespeare in the Park, As You Like It, Optimist Theatre Events, Optimist Theatre Updates) (, , , , , , , , , )

Thanks to the fun-filled success of last year’s Sonnet Slam, we invite you to join us the evening of Monday, May 13, 2013  at Optimist Theatre’s …

“All the World’s a Stage Sonnet Slam”   

jacquesAll the world’s a stage,

and all the men and women, merely players-

they have their exits and their entrances,

and one man in his time plays many parts,

his acts being seven ages.

                   AS YOU LIKE IT Act 2 scene 7, 139-143

What’s a Sonnet Slam?

It’s a fun, optimistic party jam-packed with sonnets and laughter in a delicious setting. If you made it to last year’s hilarious evening, you already know how much fun it is!

  • Appetizers and pizza provided by Transfer Pizzeria
  • Sonnets presented by AS YOU LIKE IT actors
    Todd Denning (Touchstone) and  Kristin Hammargren (Rosalind)
  • Plus two very special guests: “Fast” Fres Oquendo* the currently ranked #5 Heavyweight and former WBC, WBO & WBA Latino Heavyweight, and NABF, NABA & USBA Heavyweight Boxing Champion.


  • DJ Marcus Doucette from 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.  Marcus brings world music to Milwaukee like no other.  Featured on the BYO Studio Lounge.

Got a Sonnet?

Give it! There will be 3 sonnet sessions throughout the evening. Sonnets do not have to be memorized and they don’t have to be by Shakespeare.

When: Monday, May 13, 2013 – from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Where: Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe

101 West Mitchell Street (in Bay View)

Milwaukee, WI 53204

Parking: Free parking along Mitchell Street

Cost: $35 per person. Space is limited, so don’t wait. 100% of your ticket purchase goes to support free Shakespeare in the Park and $20 per ticket is tax deductible. To purchase tickets, click this BUY NOW button.
For more information:  Email Tom Reed at treed@optimisttheatre.org or phone 414-524-9050.

*Fres Oquendo appears courtesy of:


Shakespeare in the Park is also brought to you in part by grants and donations from BMO Harris Bank, the American Association of University Women, and people like you.  Thank you.

BMOHB_T2_E                          AAUW


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