The Spanish Tragedy

by Thomas Kyd

adapted and 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.

This program is supported in part by the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7pm

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7pm

Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7pm

Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7pm (Rain Date)

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7pm

Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7pm

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7pm

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 7pm (Rain Date)


The Spanish Tragedy was presented in 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.


Ghost of Don Andrea


King of Spain

General / Page of Lorenzo

Duke of Castile


Balthazar, Prince of Portugal



Serberine / Viceroy



Ambassador of Portugal /

Watchman / Deputy


Watchman / Hangman


Aaron Caballero

Leslie Drescher

Jenny Gutbezahl

Rebecca Greene

Rob Noyes

Ted Overholt

Angelo Alexander

Brian Keller

Samuel Clarvoe

Jess Viator

Katharine Braun-Levine

Sirkka Natti

Elizabeth McIntyre

Katie DiMarca

Samantha Amodeo

Masha Sten-Clanton (singer)

Margaret Boeni (singer/recorder)

Tegan Sutherland (accordion)

Daniel Jordan (fiddle)

Production Team



Assistant Director

Technical Director

Costumer Designer

Make-Up Designer


Publicity Team

Chris DeKalb

Mary Parker

Amanda Dausman

Matt Arnold

Samantha Amodeo

Elizabeth Stone

Margaret Boeni

Katrina DeFrancesco

Stephanie Haddad