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. It’s a little bit like Hamlet, a little bit like Quentin Tarantino, a little bit like a weird Italian horror movie, and a whole lot of fun.
For the first time, ASC audiences 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.