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Small Theatre Alliance of Boston

The Spanish Tragedy


The Spanish Tragedy

directed by Mary Parker

The Spanish Tragedy was written a few years before Hamlet and shares some common elements. A Ghost teams up with the spirit of Revenge to seek justice for his death in a battle between Spain and Portugal. The ghost's mourning girlfriend seeks the aid of a wronged father for the crimes committed by her brother and the captured prince of Portugal. It all ends with a gory play-within-a-play, and only a few actors left standing. This funny, gory, tragic play will be performed in various locations throughout Tufts Park in Somerville, with the audience following the actors. The show has been awarded a grant by the Somerville Arts Council.


Nathan Tufts Park in Somerville. The park is near Powderhouse Circle, between Broadway and College Ave. The show will start in the back of the park, off College Ave, and will move counterclockwise through the park. There will be ushers to direct the audience.

Please note that there are no restrooms available in the park. The show runs approximately 90 minutes. You may bring chairs, but you will be moving frequently.


Performance Schedule

Thursday   August 18, 2016   7 pm
Friday   August 19, 2016   7 pm
Saturday   August 20, 2016   7 pm
Rain Date: Sunday   August 21, 2016   7 pm
Thursday   August 25, 2016   7 pm
Friday   August 26, 2016   7 pm
Saturday   August 27, 2016   7 pm
Rain Date: Sunday   August 28, 2016   7 pm

Note: All shows will start promptly at 7, so please arrive a bit early. There will be music before the show.



Ghost of Don Andrea       Aaron Caballero
Revenge       Leslie Drescher
King of Spain       Jenny Gutbezahl
General/Page of Lorenzo       Rebecca Greene
Duke of Castile       Rob Noyes
Hieronimo       Ted Overholt
Balthazar, Prince of Portugal       Angelo Alexander
Lorenzo       Brian Keller
Horatio       Samuel Clarvoe
Serberine/Viceroy       Jess Viator
Bel-Imperia       Katharine Braun-Levine
Pedringano       Sirkka Natti
Ambassador of Portugal/First Watchman/Deputy       Elizabeth McIntyre
Isabella       Katie DiMarca
First Watchman/Hangman       Samantha Amodeo
Singer       Masha Sten-Clanton
Singer/Recorder       Margaret Boeni
Accordion       Tegan Sutherland
Fiddle       Daniel Jordan


The Production Team

Producer      Chris DeKalb
Director      Mary Parker
Assistant Director       Amanda Dausman
Tech Director      Matt Arnold
Costume Designer       Samantha Amodeo
Makeup Designer       Elizabeth Stone
Blood       Margaret Boeni
Publicity Team      Stephanie Haddad and Katrina DeFrancesco