Boise’s Tom Willmorth — one half of the Fool Squad, LLC — is well known for the wacky parodies of Shakespearean plays he creates for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s fabled Greenshows with his partner in comedy Joe Golden.
A few years ago Willmorth took his penchant for Shakespearean comedy and created a play — “King Phycus,” a seriously wacky (or wacked out) mishmash of Shakespearean zaniness. First he performed it as a serialized Greenshow one season. Then it received a production by Chicago’s Strange Tree Group in 2010 that earned a Jeff Award nomination.
Now, a theater company in Los Angeles has picked it up to perform at the Hollywood Fringe Festival June 15-28.
Here’s the blurb on the Fringe Fest website:
“An Historical-Pastoral-Tragical-Comedy in Five Acts. All the plots of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Caesar, Macbeth, and Richard III are combined in a whirlwind of iambic pentameter consisting of thousands of characters played by 6 actors.”