Already closed | 2h 30m | Brooklyn

Double Falsehood (Letter of Marque Theater Co.)

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see

About the show

​Letter of Marque Theater Company presents this traumatic narrative that may have been inspired by Shakespeare's lost play, 'Cardenio.' Directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie. More…

'Double Falsehood' follows two brave female protagonists, Violante and Leonora, and two contrasting leading men, Julio of honorable and modest birth, and Henriquez, an aristocratic villain. Henriquez, heir to the Duke Angelo of Spain, exploits his social privilege to scheme his way around beautiful women, greedy fathers, and honorable brotherhoods. His actions spark a disturbing yet enlightening tale of self-repentance and discovery involving family, honor, madness, lust, and relationships.

2h 30m | Already closed | Irondale Center (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see
84
Avg Score

70
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Topical

See it if you are curious about this "lost Shakespeare", or interested in topical themes (for example issues of sexual consent).

Don't see it if issues of sexual consent are difficult or triggering for you.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if ... supporting great local theater in a unique venue.

Don't see it if You are not into period plays.

90
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you love classical drama, gorgeous design, great acting, beautiful direction, and creative ensemble work! A must-see production.

Don't see it if you have triggers regarding violence against women.

100
Absorbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Must see

See it if You have tissues ready

Don't see it if You don't like a real raw story


March 18th, 2016
"Whether Shakespeare or someone else wrote it, you have to admire the prescience of 'Double Falsehood,' at least as it’s being staged in this well-conceived production...Thanks largely to a scalding scene in the first half of the show, a central plotline seems as if it could be a commentary on th...
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March 19th, 2016
"A wondrous staging of a classic about love, friendship, and the rippling consequences of betrayal... Between clever direction and an outstanding cast, 'Double Falsehood' is an absorbing piece. Every actor is so fully immersed in their characters you have no choice but to watch every little detai...
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March 15th, 2016
"The nine members of the ensemble look like they are having a terrific time. Though the play runs over 2 1/2 hours, their collective energy never flags. The esprit de corps, however, doesn't completely smooth over the performers' different acting styles. While the seasoned actors on board more th...
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March 16th, 2016
"This new production features moments of laugh-inducing comedy alongside provocative tragedy, all performed by an energetic and talented cast. The end result is a play which, despite being over 300 years old, hasn't lost its ability to both entertain as well as to bring out some timeless emotions...
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