Bard Fiction

    By Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones and the members of the Pulp Bard Wiki*

    March 16 - April 15: Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago, IL

    Honor. Betrayal. Foot rubs. Shakespeare and Tarantino collide in this Elizabethan retelling of Pulp Fiction.

    The story follows the seedy characters of Tarantino's opus, now part of London's underworld, in seemingly disparate plotlines that merge in unexpected ways.

    An internet sensation when the idea first surfaced, it appeared on numerous blogs and news sites. It has captured the attention of writers from as far away as New Zealand who wanted to take part in the collaborative effort to bring this melding of high culture and pop culture to life. For a taste of what this show has to offer, please visit and peruse A Slurry Tale, the wiki that collects much of the worldwide effort.

    The play has gone through several iterations and was first presented in the Minnesota Fringe Festival as a single one-hour version by Tedious Brief Productions.

    Now the show has been expanded to be a full-length play that is being directed by Christopher O. Kidder for Commedia Beauregard, and features the music of Il Troubadore (who scored the 2011 production of A Klingon Christmas Carol).


*Based on an idea by Kevin Pease (aka Ceruleanst), with additional contributions by Kamela Dolinova, and members of the Pulp Bard wiki page: Ceruleanst, avalyn, bermanmk, Chris Adams, ChrisGoodwin, clockworktomato, DeBurd, dj_subversive, EclecticScion, emerald084, este_sylvain, FraterRisus, Joshua Nite, Jurph, Judas_Iscargot, KimberlyWa, lostburner, paprika_bambaataa, SalieriTheFish, stoopidemu, hestalker, and zamoose.