Francis Beaumont News

Now 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 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Now 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 11/03/2013
by BWW - Nov 03, 2013

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

Now 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 10/20/2013
by BWW - Oct 20, 2013

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

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 10/13/2013
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' Bright
by Scott Moreau - Jul 08, 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 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 04, 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, 7/4
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 Maine
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - 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 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013


Theatre @ 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 1/26
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, 1/20-26
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...)

Red Bull Theater Announces 2010-2011 Revelation Readings
by Marivic Tagala - Sep 20, 2010

The Red Bull Theater announces its 2010-2011 Revelation Readings. Some actors and actresses involved in the readings include Maria Dizzia, Jessica Hecht, Jan Maxwell, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mary Testa, and Michael Urie. All readings are on Mondays at 7:30pm, except as noted, and take place at Theater at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues. (Cast and details Subject to Change.) (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces 2010-2011 Revelation Readings; GAMMER GURTON'S NEEDLE 9/13
by Marivic Tagala - Sep 13, 2010

The Red Bull Theater announces its 2010-2011 Revelation Readings. Some actors and actresses involved in the readings include Maria Dizzia, Jessica Hecht, Jan Maxwell, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mary Testa, and Michael Urie. All readings are on Mondays at 7:30pm, except as noted, and take place at Theater at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues. (Cast and details Subject to Change.) (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces 2010-2011 Revelation Readings
by Marivic Tagala - Aug 26, 2010

The Red Bull Theater announces its 2010-2011 Revelation Readings. Some actors and actresses involved in the readings include Maria Dizzia, Jessica Hecht, Jan Maxwell, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mary Testa, and Michael Urie. All readings are on Mondays at 7:30pm, except as noted, and take place at Theater at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues. (Cast and details Subject to Change.) (more...)

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