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The Knight of the Burning Pestle Off-Broadway

The Knight of the Burning Pestle Revival 2023

Opened: April 27, 2023
Closing: May 13, 2023

The Knight of the Burning Pestle - 2023 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St (between Hudson & Bleeker Sts) New York, NY 10014

A joyful celebration of the universal capacity to improvise, this delightful Elizabethan comedy is a rough and rowdy romp. As a group of players gathers to present a play about the elopement of star-crossed lovers, they are abruptly interrupted by a grocer and his wife. They have a different kind of play in mind–an outrageous hero’s quest of derring-do…The Knight of the Burning Pestle. And they know just the fellow to star–their apprentice, Rafe. This new subplot–invented on the fly–takes over the stage in surprising and disruptive ways. Everyone shares in the triumph of love and the singular, anything-can-happen adventure that is live theater. The Knight of the Burning Pestle is presented by Red Bull Theater in association with Fiasco Theater.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR The Knight of the Burning Pestle

‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’ Review: Wielding His Trusty Kitchen Tools
7 / 10

But the adventures of the knight and his horse (Royer Bockus) and squire (Ben Steinfeld) are beautifully silly. The interruptions of the grocer and his wife are better still, especially when Nell is pulled onstage to play a pan-Slavic princess who talks like Dracula. Best of all, though, is the Fiasco mien, which favors a giddy, affable, let’s-put-on-a-show quality. The actors are clearly enjoying themselves (Steinfeld, who sings most of his lines, often accompanied by Bockus and the actor and multi-instrumentalist Paul L. Coffey, even more than the rest). And their performances carry with them a swaggering sense of rehearsal room experimentation and delight. They seem to be performing for the sheer pleasure of it, with the audience a welcome afterthought.

THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Enters Final Week of Performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2023


Red Bull Theater in association with Fiasco Theater will present The Knight of the Burning Pestle, through Saturday May 13th only at the newly renovated Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Review Roundup: THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Opens Off-Broadway
by Blair Ingenthron - April 27, 2023


The RED BULL THEATER (Jesse Berger, Founder and Artistic Director) and FIASCO THEATER (Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Ben Steinfeld Co-Artistic Directors, B.J. Evans, Managing Producer) production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle, an Elizabethan comedy by Francis Beaumont, opened tonight, April 27th at the newly renovated Lucille Lortel Theatre. Check out what the critics have to say!

Photos: First Look at THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 18, 2023


Get a first look at Red Bull Theater and Fiasco Theater's production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle.

THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE to Begin Performances at at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 14, 2023


RED BULL THEATER has announced the cast for The Knight of the Burning Pestle, opening April 27th at the newly renovated Lucille Lortel Theatre.

The Knight of the Burning Pestle FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in The Knight of the Burning Pestle and what's the order?
For Love Hath Tossed Me
Nose, Nose, Jolly Red Nose
Tell Me Dearest, What Is Love?
A Man's Seed
As You Came from Walsinghan
My Mother Told Me Not to Worry
Now the Fragrant Flowers
Come, All Ye Whose Loves
Better Music Ne'er Was Known

The Knight of the Burning Pestle History

Other Productions of The Knight of the Burning Pestle

1974   Regional (US) World Premiere
Regional (US)
2023   Off-Broadway Red Bull Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway

The Knight of the Burning Pestle - 2023 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2024 The Lortels Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play Paco Tolson

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