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E2

By Bob Bartlett
WORLD PREMIERE
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
October 31–November 17, 2019

Power, gender and sexuality collide in Bob Bartlett’s contemporary reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s tale of England’s infamous ineffectual king. Affairs of state that shocked Renaissance audiences are as close to this moment as they were in their own. Edward alienates his queen and court when he elevates his “favourite” to the level of consort. As we witness the newly crowned monarch navigate a love affair that could be the downfall of his monarchy, we are asked what price do we pay when we make the personal political?

“Bartlett’s work is gritty, poetic and opaque.” - The Baltimore Sun

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