The classics simply rock. Percy Bysshe Shelley lived fast and died young generations before James Dean made it a viable career move. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley created that most metal of novels, Frankenstein. William Wordsworth's poetry could be used for the greatest emo band ever. So, perhaps it's no surprise that the fine folks at Four Humors Theater have reached back to these Romantic titans for the inspiration of their new comedic rock musical, The Age of Wordsworth. After all, the company has played fast and loose with the classics before, from imagining Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare as secret agents to recasting Oedipus Rex as a British parlor mystery, not to mention the monthly drunken chaos for their Firsty Thursday shows. The musical features a bevy of local talent under the helm of award-winning artistic director Jason Ballweber and featuring music by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 20, 7 p.m.; Thu., March 24, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 18. Continues through March 26, 2011