THE REVENGERS TRAGEDY

By Cyril Tournuer or Thomas Middleton

Actors Outlet

CAST

 

Hippolito

Darroch Greer

 

Whore/Dondola

Bronwyn Truex

 

Duke

Richard Bowden

 

Supervacuo

Robert L. Rowe

 

Spurio

Brian Markinson

 

Duchess

Lisa Bansavage

 

Vindice

Stuart W Howard

 

Gratiana

Jane Hamilton

 

Whore 2/Servant

Cynthia Boch

 

Lussurioso

Tom Dale Keever

 

Junior

Joseph Haj

 

Antonio/Jailer

Warren Watson

 

Judge/Soldier/Piero

Larry-Rheinhardt-Meyer

 

Nuncio

Michael R Fife

 

Sordido

Marc Nohe

 

Castiza

Leah Cartmell

 

Ambitioso

Anthony John Lizzul

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Set Design

Miguel Lopez Castillo

 

Lighting Design

Tracy Lee Wilson

 

Sound Design

Stuart Howard

 

Costume Design

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Dance choreograpy

Dane Akers

 

Wigs/Hair

Jonathan Lippman

 

Dramaturgy

Stuart W. Howard

 

Fight Choreography

Spike Steingasser

 

Stage Manager

Elaine O’Donnell

 

PRODUCTION NOTES

The Revenger's Tragedy is a uniquely cynical, deliciously macabre Jacobean tragedy.  The New York production was set in a tilted, out of kilter world where each character was from a different time period ranging from the 17th to 20th century giving the progession of debauchery and greed from then to now an immediate accessibility and context.  

 

The play was attributed initially to Cyril Tourneur but modern editors have since decided that Thomas Middleton to be the author. We may never know who wrote it but whoever did they created a whopper.

 

Revenge is the order of the day and nearly everyone in the play is plotting to undermine each other to gain power. Certainly everyone would like to see the old, debauched Duke in his grave. It is Vindici though who has nursed the longest grievance and through the efforts of his equally treacherous brother at court, Hippolito, he finds a way to trick the old Duke by luring him to an assignation with a young virgin...really the dressed up, poisoned skull of his dead fiance that the Duke raped and murdered years ago.

 

Knives, plots, sexual assignations, and old hatreds are so common that things are bound to end up badly. And they do. The New York Times stated about the play: "To be honest in this company is to invite disaster" A Jacobean Burlesque of darkly funny misadventures.

 

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