Cardenio | Directed by Tony Driscoll
THREE WEEKS ONLY! November 2-17, 2012 – Thursdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Center Theatre at the Armory at Seattle Center (formerly the Center House Theatre)
FREE – donations accepted.
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GreenStage’s 2012 “Hard Bard” production is Cardenio, by Shakespeare (with a little help from his friends… his dead friends.) Directed by Tony Driscoll.
It’s a very grave love story – A Tyrant’s cold blooded scheme to attain love is stalled when the Lady he longs for makes a grave attempt to escape his lustful desires. Gruesome and absurd acts ofrevenge, murder, suicide, lust, grave robbing, and necrophilia, make this romantic tragedy a Hard Bard experience you will never forget.
Scholars continue to debate whether Cardenio is the work of Shakespeare (and John Fletcher) or Thomas Middleton, but one thing is certain: THERE WILL BE BLOOD.
- Tyrant: Aaron Allshouse
- Leonella: Meredith Armstrong
- Bellarius: Geb Brown
- Anselmus: Anthony Duckett
- Govianus (Cardenio): Matthew Gilbert
- Blood wench: Julia Griffin
- Memphonius: William Li
- Votarius: Tyler Lockwood
- Musician/ensemble: Mark McQuinn
- Wife: Amelia Meckler
- Helvetius: Michael Ramquist
- Sophonirus: Eli Simons
- Lady: Nicole Vernon
This production Contains material that some people may find objectionable. Probably not appropriate for children, but hey, they’re your kids. There will be blood; the front row (at least) is a splash zone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.