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Camel City Playhouse: Shakespeare's Dead Dames and How to Survive Being In a Shakespeare Play

Fri., Jun. 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., May. 26, 2023 - Sun., Jun. 4, 2023 )

Camel City Playhouse, 110 W 7th St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101


A two-play production in one night! Come see Shakespeare’s Dead Dames written by David Overton and How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play written by Don Zolodis. Shakespeare’s Dead Dames is a 40-minute comedy play about six female Shakespearean characters, who after their in-performance deaths, find themselves in a holding area until the play they are a character in gets revived by another Shakespeare company so that they can relive their tragedy over and over again.

How to Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play is a 60-minute comedy about discovering how a dozen of Shakespeare’s plays could’ve turned out differently! What if King Lear had an emotional support llama and didn’t need to make terrible mistakes? How Could Romeo and Juliet survive? The list goes on!


Camel City Playhouse's mission is to provide an amazing theatrical experience for diverse audiences while supporting our fellow artistic organizations and offering an open and welcoming event space.


Special Event Friday, May 26th

Don Zolidis the playwright of HOW TO SURVIVE BEING IN A SHAKESPEARE PLAY will be joining us for a special Q+A talk back after the show!!!  You will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity!

Don Zolidis is an educator, playwright, and novelist and is one of the most-produced playwrights in America. His more than 140 published plays have been produced more than 22,000 times and appeared in every state and 71 foreign countries. You can find out more about him at



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 110 W 7th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 • 336-546-7543 •


  • Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM