Conjuring up new adventures for fictional characters and literary figures through fan fiction and cosplay (dressing as anime, movie or videogame characters) is a popular leisure pursuit for many different breeds of social misanthrope, from spazmotrons to dweebazoids. In this vein, Shakespearean Death Match is kinda like fantasy football for theatre nerds. Sixteen different Shakespearean characters engage in stage battles that utilize a surfeit of styles including choreography, martial arts and slapstick. The Bard's fearless fighters meet DC Comics' Infinite Crisis series. Shakespearean Death Match runs through August 19 at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Dallas Hub Theater, 2809 Canton St. Tickets are $15 to $20. Call 214-749-7010 or visit dallashubtheater.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:15 p.m. Starts: Aug. 11. Continues through Aug. 19
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