The Two Noble Kinsmen (2024)
January 25th, 2024 – February 4th, 2024
Shakespeare BASH’d presents a mythic story of two honourable cousins, challenging expected ideas of gender, sexuality, romance, and ceremony: The Two Noble Kinsmen, one of Shakespeare’s last plays, a collaboration with protégé John Fletcher.
Arcite and Palamon, two young Theban lords, fall in love with Emilia…at the same time. They declare their love and fight for her hand, resulting in broken friendships, and complicated affections, showcased in a world of pastoral dances, sword fights, and encounters with the gods.
This layered tragicomedy, both mythic yet deeply contemporary, is a multifaceted story filled with surprising excitement, beautiful poetry, and breathtaking spectacle. This rarely-performed gem of a play will be given the BASH’d bare-bones treatment with its stunning verse at the forefront. (shakespearebashd.com)
|Jailer / Schoolmaster
|Valerius / Countryman / Friend / Knight
|Artesius / Countryman / Jailer's Brother / Knight
|Queen / Nell / Doctor
|Pirithous / Wooer
|Madelaine Hodges (賀美倫)
|Queen / Emilia's Woman / Madeline
|Queen / Friz / Friend / Messenger
|Boy / Countryman / Knight
|Jailer's Daughter's Songs