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2018/19 Season

Women Beware Women

Written by: Thomas Middleton, Adapted by John Allee
Directed by: John Allee

February 17, 2019 6:30 pm

Antaeus Black Box

Bianca is a young Venetian “from parents great in wealth” who elopes with the poor Leantio, a Florentine. She soon draws the attention of the Duke of Florence, who attempts to woo her with the help of the widow Livia. Meanwhile, Livia’s brother is tormented because he is in love with their niece. In a society where the worst excesses of unbridled desires reign, what will befall them all?

Middleton was a collaborator of Shakespeare’s who wrote in a wide variety of genres and who had his work performed on a greater variety of stages than anyone of the period. Women Beware Women is considered to be one of his masterpieces.

The Duke: Mark Doerr*
The Cardinal: Daniel Blinkoff*
Fabritio: Bo Foxworth*
Hippolito: Seamus Dever*
Guardiano: Adam J. Smith*
The Ward: Kyle Anderson
Leantio: Peter Mendoza*
Sordido: Ian Littleworth*
Livia: Ann Noble*
Isabella: Kristin Couture
Bianca: Ivy Beech
Mother: Julia Fletcher*
Servants, Gentlemen, Hymen: Sam Peurach
Stage Directions: John Allee*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

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