Underling Productions to Present THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, 5/21-25
May 21 at 7pm
May 22-25 at 8pm
May 24-25 at 2pm
General admission tickets are $20 and student and senior tickets are $15. Tickets are available via SmartTix (http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=two580) and at the door.
The play focuses on Palamon and Arcite, beloved cousins and distinguished Knights of Thebes, who are taken prisoner of war by Theseus, the Duke of Athens. Dwindling in spirit and in health while detained, the kinsmen are instantly revived at the sight of the Duke's incandescent sister-in-law, Emilia, as well as catapulted into a mortal rivalry for her love. Cornered by the law and Theseus' rigid command, the two companions are forced to enter a duel in which their love for each other and Emilia is put to the test. Despite the intentions and actions of all, the Gods will ultimately have final say as to the fate of these friends.
The Two Noble Kinsmen is a story that has been retold in various forms spanning centuries, continents, and diverse cultures. Underling Productions brings John Fletcher and William Shakespeare's story into present times, examining whether "romantic love" is necessarily the same as "true love," and the sacrifices we make in its pursuit.
Starring: Cameron Berner, Katie Fanning, Michael Goldstein, Sean Lounsbury, Emily Philio, Jake Pino, Glenn Provost, Marielle Renee Rousseau, Shira Segal, Matt Shaw, and Rebecca Smithee. The Two Noble Kinsmen is directed by Allyson Capetta and stage managed by Laurel Henley Detkin.
UNDERLING PRODUCTIONS is a New York City based theatre company committed to producing accessible and contemporarily themed classic works. Focusing largely on Shakespeare, Underling Productions aims to maintain integrity to the text while employing an ensemble approach and fostering new artistic talent. Additionally, Underling Productions strives to provide the community with educational programming introducing new audiences to classic works through artistic residency, classroom education, and interactive performances.