Bare Bones Shakespeare Presents "The Changeling" by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, directed by Collin Miller
Beatrice-Joanna is your typical classical heroine. She is beautiful, ahead of her time, and in love with the handsome but naive Alsemero, but her father is forcing her to marry a man that she doesn’t love. Sounds familiar right? She then makes a bargain with the villainous servant Deflores to have her fiance killed, not knowing that Deflores is secretly in love with her. Still sound familiar? One step into the spider’s web traps the lady Beatrice in a dark world of sex, lies, and violence in this classical thriller of carnal pleasures, and violent betrayal.
Bare Bones Shakespeare will be presenting a staged reading of "The Changeling" by Shakespearean contemporaries Thomas Middleton and William Rowley for two performances only. Come clink a glass of wine and discover a previously unknown classical thriller that crosses "Romeo & Juliet" with "Macbeth."
Director Collin Miller brings a fresh noir feel to this twisted tale of love and sin. Each reading will be followed by a talkback with the director and cast. The readings will take place at 8 p.m. on April 28 and 29 at the Rover Dramawerks space.
Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at: http://www.barebonesshakespeare.com/the-changeling.html