The Knight of the Burning Pestle
by Francis Beaumont (1607)
directed by Mary Parker
Theater@First is proud to present Francis Beaumont's comedy The Knight of the Burning Pestle. This almost forgotten Elizabethan gem combines the best of Shakespearean-style farce with a modern, meta flavor. Recently performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London!
Thursday, April 30th at 8pm — Autism-Friendly Night! The house lights will be left on, scene-by-scene write-ups will be available, and other adjustments made to facilitate enjoyment of our show by theatre-goers on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory issues. A Quiet Room with streaming audio of the performance will be available elsewhere in the building and trained volunteers will be on hand to assist with audience needs.
Saturday, May 2nd at 2pm — Parent-Friendly Show! Childcare will be provided during the performance. Bring the kids to see the show or play upstairs with our experienced caregivers while adults enjoy the show on their own! $5 for children under 12 — please select "Student" on the reservation form.
Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
Please note that parking is by permit only on William St. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
Buy tickets online using the button below, or reserve tickets using our Tickets page.
|Thursday||April 23, 2015||8 pm|
|Friday||April 24, 2015||8 pm|
|Saturday||April 25, 2015||8 pm|
|Thursday||April 30, 2015||8 pm (Autism-Friendly Night!)|
|Friday||May 1, 2015||8 pm|
|Saturday||May 2, 2015||2 pm (Parent-Friendly Matinee!)|
|The Prologue||Benjamin Medeiros|
|Stagehand 1/Tapster||Anna-Laura Silva|
|Stagehand 2/Barber||Samantha Amodeo|
|Squires Tim and George||Vickie Wu|
|Citizen's Wife||Melissa Ehlers|
|Rafe the Apprentice||Fabiana Cabral|
|Lady Venturewell||Jennie Rose Halperin|
|Jasper Merrythought||Brian Keller|
|Mistress Merrythought||Andrea Aptecker|
|Mabel Merrythought||Nicole Jones|
|Charles Merrythought||Doug Miller|
|The Band||Harpsichord: Katrina Obarski
Recorder: Chad Bergeron
Flute: Stephanie Franzosa
Tenor: Nick Close
The Production Team
|Technical Director||Matt Arnold|
|Stage Manager/Assistant Director||Sanjana Shankar|
|Set Designers||Melinda Cross and Anna Britton|
|Costume Designer||Tegan Sutherland|
|Lighting Designer||Matt Arnold|
|Music Director||Doug Miller|
|Publicity Manager||Stephanie Haddad|
|Graphic Designer||Gilly Rosenthal|