The Baron's Men to Present THE SPANISH TRAGEDIE, 10/24-11/9
In the time of Elizabeth, Shakespeare wasn't the only game in town. The Baron's Men offer you a rare chance to see Thomas Kyd's play that is the origin for the Revenge Tragedy genre, The Spanish Tragedie.
The Spanish Tragedie begins with the ghost of Don Andrea, a Spanish nobleman killed in a recent battle with Portugal. Accompanied by the spirit of Revenge, he tells the story of his death; he was killed in battle, after falling in love with the beautiful Bel-Imperia and having a secret affair with her. When he faces the judges who are supposed to assign him to his place in the underworld, they are unable to reach a decision. Proserpine decides that Revenge should accompany him back to the world of the living, and, after passing through the gates of horn, this is where he finds himself. The spirit of Revenge promises that by the play's end, Don Andrea will see his revenge.
Performed in period costumes, in a period theatre, The Baron's Men present you with a romantic setting... and just a touch of death and maiming. Pre-show Food and Vendors Market featuring local artisans opens at 7pm, Show begins at 8pm.
The show runs Thursday - Saturday, October 24th thru November 9th. Visit www.thebaronsmen.org for more information about our show or The Baron's Men.