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Virtual BYOBard | Shakespeare’s Birthday


“Good company, good wine, good welcome can make good people.” —Henry VIII

Rienzi teams up with Main Street Theater to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday—and you’re invited!

Live via Zoom / Register Now
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. Central Time

Grab a drink and pull a chair up to your screen for this free, live event. Actors share their favorite Shakespearean monologues, and you can get an insider’s look at the rare Shakespeare folio in the Rienzi Collection.

Learn more about Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts.


Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.