William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Flash Mob at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Posted by Eric Smith

May the Fourth be with you, Star Wars fans!

This morning, Quirk Books, Urban Playground, and Drexel University’s Dragon Jedi assembled outside the Art Museum here in Philadelphia for a special reenactment of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

Members of Urban Playground and the Dragon Jedi performed three scenes from the book, and were accompanied by an inflatable R2D2, a number of weaponized baguettes, and plenty of curious onlookers.

A HUGE thank you to Urban Playground, the Dragon Jedi, and Locust Moon Comics (for hosting our mini after party on the super busy Free Comic Book Day). Expect more pictures next week! Til then, enjoy the video!

Eric Smith


ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com