Arden of Faversham
by Hidden Room Theatre
Feb. 07 - Mar. 01
The lamentable and true tale of Master Arden, his wicked wife, her insatiable lover, and the bumbling ruffians the illicit pair hire to kill him...
Published anonymously and registered in 1592, Arden was first suggested as the work of Shakespeare in 1770. Hidden Room presented a staged reading of Arden of Faversham for the Apocrypha Project in 2015, which had audiences crying with laughter and on their feet at every closing bow.
Why it Might Be By Shakespeare: Stylometric tests and the play’s sheer merit have some scholars convinced that a young Shakespeare had at least a collaborative hand in the play, possibly co-writing with Kyd and/or Marlowe. Vocabulary and style point towards the middle section of the play, specifically Act 3 as potentially young Shakespeare’s work. The Matriarch is convinced, but urges you to join us and decide for yourself.
House Band/Chorus The Worry Folk
Directed by Beth Burns
Dramaturgy by Dr Eric Rasmussen and Dr Ian de Jong
Costume Design by Aaron Flynn
Dance Choreography by Kelly Hasandras
Fight Choreography by Toby Minor
Starring Jill Swanson, Rommel Sulit, Toby Minor, Todd Kassens, Zac Carr, Jay Fraley, Jason Newman, Judd Farris, Amber Quick, Michael Ferstenfeld, Austin Hannah, Ryan Wright, and Seth Cleveland.
Audio feature/interview by Michael Lee, KUT-FM
Podcast feature at Persistence of Vision, February 10, 2020: "
"The astonishing woman of the theater Beth Burns leads Lance and L.B. through the history and meaning of Arden of Faversham, an Elizabethan true-crime tragicomedy likely penned, at least in part, by none other than William Shakespeare. "
February 07 - March 01, 2020
311 W. 7th Street
3rd floor, York Rite Masonic Temple
Austin, TX, 78701
Feb 7th-8th, 2020; Feb 13th-15th, Feb 21st-22nd, Feb 27th-29th at 8:00 pm; Feb 9th, 16th, 23rd, Mar 1st at 5:00 pm
- SPECIAL SHOWS -
Friday Feb 7 - DISCOUNT PREVIEW PARTY
Sunday Feb 9 - Relaxed Performance (designed with comfort, and understanding in mind for those patrons who might benefit from a more relaxed environment to make noise or move). A great night for everyone.
Thursday 13 - Industry Night - a night celebrating our local artists and a chance for them to gather and whoop
Friday 14 - Valentine's Special - special Valentine's Day treats await you. Come be our Valentine.
Saturday 15 - Valentine's Special - More Valentine's weekend treats. Come be our Valentine.
Sunday 16 - Valentine's Special - Oh the treats keep on coming for Valentine's weekend. Come get some.
Thursday 27th - Relaxed Performance (designed with comfort and understanding in mind for those patrons who might benefit from a more relaxed environment to make noise or move). A great night for everyone.