- Quick and Queasy
- @ 10 a.m.
- Brookfields Scout Camp, Wainuomata, New Zealand
Run at Hydra 2019 (as "Quick Wit and Queasy Stomach")
by Russ Kale
It's the end of Year 13 (Seventh Form) at Raumati High School, and Mr. O'Strate's theatre class has just performed 'Much Ado About Nothing' as part of the school's cultural concert, to rapturous applause. You all decided to attend the cast party at Leonato's place, while his parents are out of town, because they've got a pool and a well-stocked liquor cabinet that would have kept you busy, even if Don John didn't bring the keg. Needless to say, you all got absolutely hammered. Now it's the next morning, and you can only remember bits and pieces of what you did last night. Crawling through the wreckage of the living room in the late-morning light, you've got to ask yourself - who was screwing in Leonato's room? Why do Benedick and Beatrice hate each other even more now? And what was in that weird green bottle?
'Quick and Queasy' is the fifth and final Shakespeare game for 16 players. It's about looking forward to the future and trying to remember the past. It's about romance and sex and melodrama and other poor teenage choices. Knowledge of 'Much Ado About Nothing' is fun if you're playing, but not necessary. While the game is light-hearted and funny, sensible players are preferred to handle the game's more adult themes.