Shameless Self Promotion: Cardenio

We interrupt our regular, mostly running and fitness related programming for some shameless promotion of my current theatre project, opening this weekend!
Cardenio - By William Shakespeare and friends (or just Thomas Middleton)

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.

SHOW PROGRAM (PDF – opens in new window)

Details after the break

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 ofrevengemurdersuicidelustgrave 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.



One response to “Shameless Self Promotion: Cardenio

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