Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this intelligent, creative Canadian ensemble comedy series is definitely intended for adults. Characters swear, drink, and use drugs, and there's brief partial male nudity (buttocks) and some strong -- albeit funny -- simulated sex scenes. The sophisticated writing and focus on classic Shakespearean theater probably isn't for a lot of teens, but those who've been in plays or taken drama classes may enjoy the mix of behind-the-scenes humor and contemporary comedy.
Kissing/making out and strong (but funny) simulated sex scenes. Brief male nudity (backside). Various metaphors used to connote certain sexual acts.
Occasional slapping. While meant to be funny, on at least one occasion it results in a bloody lip. Some characters are seen dueling with swords, but this is more comedic than violent.
"Tits", "ass," "s--t," "f--k," and more. But the swearing isn't gratuitous.
The show emphasizes the beauty and value of Shakespeare, as well as the tension that emerges between the theater as an art form and as a business. The characters are eccentric and flawed, but they're not bad people. Cast is primarily Caucasian, but some secondary actors are African and Asian. Several characters are homosexual.
Highlights various works of Shakespeare and makes references to various plays and musicals shown both in Canada and on Broadway, including "Mama Mia."
Drugs / Tobacco /
Frequent consumption of cigarettes and alcohol. Consumption of marijuana is referenced and occasionally visible. Characters sometimes get very drunk or high.