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Theatre@First to Present THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 4/23-5/2Theatre@First to Present THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 4/23-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Theatre@First continues its exciting eleventh season with Francis Beaumont's timeless satire The Knight of the Burning Pestle at Unity Somerville, April 23 - May 2, 2015. Mary Parker directs this overlooked Elizabethan gem that blends Shakespearean-style comedy with a surprising modern flavor. (more...)

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, A LIE OF THE MIND & More Set for Theatre Pro Rata's 2015-16 SeasonTHE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, A LIE OF THE MIND & More Set for Theatre Pro Rata's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Theatre Pro Rata announced its 2015-2016 season today, featuring A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard, the Tony Award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, and The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont, a rollicking satire of the theater (and its audience members) from the Jacobean era. (more...)

Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings Continue with Beaumont & Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY TonightRed Bull Theater's Revelation Readings Continue with Beaumont & Fletcher's THE MAID'S TRAGEDY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Red Bull Theater's OBIE Award-Winning Revelation Readings series provides a unique opportunity to hear new and rarely-produced classic plays performed by many of the finest actors in New York. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Norfolk (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Norfolk (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Norfolk (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Norfolk (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/10/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/10/2013
by BWW - Nov 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/10/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/03/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/03/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/27/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/27/2013
by BWW - Oct 27, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/27/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/20/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/20/2013
by BWW - Oct 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/13/2013Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/13/2013
by BWW - Oct 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/13/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

BWW Reviews: KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at the Theater at Monmouth keeps the Laughter 'Burning' BrightBWW Reviews: KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at the Theater at Monmouth keeps the Laughter 'Burning' Bright
by Scott Moreau - Jul 8, 2013

Whether it be live theatre or cinema, most theatergoers are looking for entertainment and often an escape. We buy our tickets, step through the lobby and enter a dimly lit space waiting with expectations of entertainment; comedy, drama, musical, horror, what have you. Every once in a while, the silence in the theatre is broken by 'that person'; the annoying audience member who feels the need to comment on the action or talk back to the performers. They are usually met with disdain, constant 'shooshing', and often removal from the theatre. However, Francis Beaumont's comedic masterpiece written nearly 400 years ago not only makes these 'annoying' talkback artists part of the show, it makes his work timeless and hilarious. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Opens 44th Season with THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE TonightTheater at Monmouth Opens 44th Season with THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2013

Theater at Monmouth kicks off Season 44 tonight, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. with Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Monty Python meets Don Quixote in this hilarious comedy by one of Shakespeare's most popular contemporary playwrights.Imagine Homer and Marge Simpson attending a play only to climb on stage to redirect the show with Bart as the star, and you have some idea of the fun unleashed in Pestle. Loaded with laughter and song, this play is a celebration of the way Elizabethan audiences expected to be part of the action-with superlatively silly results! (more...)

Theater at Monmouth to Open 44th Season with THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 7/4Theater at Monmouth to Open 44th Season with THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Theater at Monmouth kicks off Season 44 on Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. with Francis Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Monty Python meets Don Quixote in this hilarious comedy by one of Shakespeare's most popular contemporary playwrights.Imagine Homer and Marge Simpson attending a play only to climb on stage to redirect the show with Bart as the star, and you have some idea of the fun unleashed in Pestle. Loaded with laughter and song, this play is a celebration of the way Elizabethan audiences expected to be part of the action-with superlatively silly results! (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in MaineSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Maine
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 14, 2013

With the start of Memorial Day, hordes of summer visitors flock to Maine for an idyllic summer of sailing, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and reveling in the beauty of the rocky coast, serene lakes and mountains, and pine-scented air. But exploring the outdoors is not the only reason to visit the state whose moniker is 'Vacationland.' For theatre lovers there are some excellent opportunities to experience exciting professional and community theatre productions. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Announces Upcoming SeasonTheater at Monmouth Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

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Theatre @ York to Present Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 1/20-26Theatre @ York to Present Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 1/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

Theatre @ York presents a sparkling new adaptation of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a hilarious parody by 17th century playwright Francis Beaumont, re-imagined for contemporary audiences by director Timothy Askew. Lavish period costumes, romance, treachery and sword-fighting lay siege to York University's Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre January 20 to 26. (more...)

Theatre @ York Presents Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, Now thru 1/26Theatre @ York Presents Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

Theatre @ York presents a sparkling new adaptation of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a hilarious parody by 17th century playwright Francis Beaumont, re-imagined for contemporary audiences by director Timothy Askew. Lavish period costumes, romance, treachery and sword-fighting lay siege to York University's Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre tonight, January 20 to 26. (more...)

Theatre @ York to Present Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 1/20-26Theatre @ York to Present Francis Beaumont's THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE, 1/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Theatre @ York presents a sparkling new adaptation of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a hilarious parody by 17th century playwright Francis Beaumont, re-imagined for contemporary audiences by director Timothy Askew. Lavish period costumes, romance, treachery and sword-fighting lay siege to York University's Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre January 20 to 26. (more...)

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