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The Revenger's Tragedy

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Excruciating

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (7)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Excruciating

77
Classical camp, Funny, Uneven acting, Entertaining, Quirky

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.

85
Ambitious, Confusing, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever

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

93
Edgy, Original, Ambitious

See it if You like great acting - intense shows with humor about its own intensity.

Don't see it if If you dislike violence or mixed new and old or archaic language

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you love CAMP! Staging and acting were all terrific.

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of blood and a bit of gore.


May 25th, 2016
"This strong cast poignantly shows their characters’ varied faults and questionable sensibilities...The set up offers the audience an immersive experience. We don’t just get to watch a bloodbath on stage, we’re in the splash zone...Still, I do wonder if there were more opportunities to use the ro...
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May 18th, 2016
"Weiss never quite solidified the tone in her production as moments that should likely not garner uproarious laughter did…The lights by Yi-Chung Chen were striking. That is when you could see...There were a couple of side light units that blinded the audience. And it’s unfortunately unforgivable…...
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