The Revenger's Tragedy
by Thomas Middleton
directed by Mary Parker
The Revenger's Tragedy, probably by Thomas Middleton, is a cynical satire of the revenge tragedies that were popular in the Jacobean era. The murders are violent and ridiculous, and the heroes are little better than the villains. This production will be set in a 1940s failing circus to enhance the performative nature of revenge (and also because it is fun!). The people in the story have lived and toured with each other for most of their lives, so this cast will be encouraged to form a real ensemble. The characters know each other much too well, and long-simmering resentments are about to boil over.
There are also clowns, so please consider this a coulrophobia warning. We will have a clown-free discounted dress rehearsal for friends and family who prefer it.
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8pm
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4pm (matinee!)
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8pm
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, September 22, 2019 at 4pm (matinee!)
The Revenger's Tragedy will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
The performance space is not wheelchair accessible.
Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.