No sooner had the Shakespeare Theatre Company -- the big kahuna of classical theater in town -- begun auditioning for an all-male "Romeo and Juliet" than Lise Bruneau and Marcus Kyd of Taffety Punk Theatre Company determined to counter the production with an all-female one.
"My feminist bones started to rattle," says Bruneau, aggrieved that "over and over and over and over again" a professional company will go the all-guy-Shakespeare route.
Um, excuse me... Ms. Bruneau? Are you familiar with English theatrical history? Are you aware that there might just be a perfectly valid historical reason why the Shakespeare Theatre Company would put on an all-male production? I don't think it's a big deal at all to stage an all-female production, but doing it because your "feminist bones started to rattle"? I think you need to grow a set and learn some theatrical history (or, failing that, go watch Shakespeare in Love).
(Now bracing myself for a possible tongue-lashing from my beloved feminist friends)