Sure, you’ve seen Top Gun before. But have you ever experienced flying through the Danger Zone on a fighter jet named William Shakespeare? We think not! Jester’s Dead channels the bard’s voice to retell the story of Maverick and his extraordinary journey through flight training, falling in love, and losing a comrade. Creators Rhett Henckel and Nat McIntyre’s comedic mash-up has landed on stages at the Brooklyn Lyceum and the 2010 Philadelphia Fringe Festival to kind reviews (The Philadelphia Inquirer called it “the gimmick that keeps on giving”) and is now touching down at the Peoples Improv Theater. We’re just wondering how they’ll convert “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” into Shakespearean vernacular.

Sat., Sept. 24, 11 a.m., 2011