minstrel: interesting play in NYC

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Mon Mar 14 11:03:20 PST 2005


Those of you living near New York City might want to go see this play:

> The First Great History Play in English
>
>           The American Theatre of Actors will present Christopher Marlowe's
> epic drama Edward II.  Marlowe's play, written shortly before the playwright
> was assassinated in 1593 at the age of 29, shows the results of fatal
> combination of love and politics.  It is considered the first great history play,
> foreshadowing Shakespeare's kingly dramas.
>           Maury Miller plays King Edward and Matthieu Cornillon his lover
> Gaveston.  The cast also includes Joel Bischoff, Michael Boothroyd,  Patrick J.
> Egan, Zachary Green, Max Hambleton, Paul Hansen, Laura Ionata, John Lisanti,
> Orville Matherson, Ryan G. Metzger, Jessica Mills, Kevin Sebastian, and Joshua
> Stamell.
>           Jeff Dailey, who has directed all of Marlowe's plays, is the stage
> director.
>           The show runs from March 30 through April 17, 2005, Wednesdays
> through Saturdays at 8 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2 PM.  The theatre is located
> at 314 West 54th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, convenient to the
> Columbus Circle station on the A, B, C, D, and 1 subways, and the 57th Street station
> on the N, R, and Q lines.  Tickets are $15.00 and may be reserved by calling
> (212) 581-3044.




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