BY JOHN MARSTON
MARCH 21 - APRIL 5
Antonio's Revenge proves that happily-ever-afters don't always remain so. Breaking from his supposed reformation, the evil Duke Piero resolves again to destroy the relationship of his daughter, Mellida, and her future husband, Antonio - by any means necessary. Writing around the same time as Hamlet, Marston echoes (or foreshadows) Shakespeare's great work with themes of familial betrayal, hauntings, and existential questions that rock us to the core. For the first time, ASC audieces will be able to see these closely-connected plays - Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Antonio's Revenge staged in repertory by the same twelve actors as they revel in the excitement of playing similar stories told by wildly different playwrights.
Pay-What-You-Will Performances March 21 and 23
TalkBacks after Thursday performances
Pre-show Lectures March 21 and April 5