Spicy Witch Productions presents Thomas Middleton's classic Jacobean revenge drama. More…
In this year's 'Tragislasher' repertory season, Spicy Witch Productions investigates gendered violence and hypocritical sexual expectations. While a contemporary audience can poke fun at some of the more over-the-top puritanical sexism in 'The Revenger's Tragedy,' the 'she was asking for it' argument remains ever present in our culture. Running in repertory with 'Bonesetter: A Tragislasher,' this adaptation of Middleton's play seeks to examine the misogyny of this centuries-old text to reveal how it still governs our sexual politics today.
See it if You like classical theatre.You like camp.You don't mind gender-swapped casting.You're OK w/stage violence.You want a rare classical play.
Don't see it if You don't like classical theatre. You want more traditional casting. You want a more well known classical playwright. You dislike violence.
See it if U want to see a Jacobean revenge tragedy they might have been watching in 1606- fun when all the villanry pays off in teeth, tongue & blood!
Don't see it if U need a simpler play-It's v confusing & I'd recommend a synopsis prior. A bit amateur w/uneven performances in parts, but not oft performed
See it if you want to support new theatre groups in the city
Don't see it if you want a show that is easy to follow, or has a more professional vibe than one that feels like a college underground production
See it if you are generous with your time and you want to support companies that mean well even if their productions do not live up to expectations.
Don't see it if you have better things to do with your time than watch supposedly professional productions that are really more like bad classroom plays.