Upstart Crow reading series starts this June 15th!

WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN – June 15th, 7:30pm, The Bus Stop Theatre

Middleton’s notorious gender-based drama is a ruthless power trip that leaves very few standing and no one looking good. With a view filtered through the male gaze, we see a host of female villains and victims whose desperate struggle for survival leaves sisterhood in the dust.
Introduced and curated by Keelin Jack.

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Admission is by donation
The Villain’s Theatre’s Upstart Crow Reading Series provides Halifax actors and audiences with the opportunity to hear the beautiful, challenging, and neglected texts of Shakespeare’s peers, read aloud in a relaxed environment, hosted by The Bus Stop Theatre.

Past Upstart Crow readings have included The Changeling, The Tyrant, Endymion (the Man in the Moon), A Fair Quarrel, Doctor Faustus, The Old Wives Tale, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Volpone, Arden of Faversham, A Woman Killed with Kindness, and The Tamer Tamed.

Future Upstart Crow readings also include plays from two more of the period’s greatest Thomases:
The Shoemakers’ Holiday, by Thomas Dekker – July 27, introduced by Brad Fillipone
The Spanish Tragedy, by Thomas Kyd – August 17, introduced by Dan Bray

Season Announced

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our Spring Soirée last Friday! It was great to see so many friendly faces and announce our upcoming season!

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Follow Me
a new play by Dan Bray, directed by Daniel Gervais (dates TBD)
A modern ghost story about memory and performance, inspired by some of the Renaissance’s greatest scenes of horror.
by Anonymous, directed by Dan Bray (November 18-22, 2015)
Set at a site-specific historical landmark, this darkly-comic tragedy follows a woman who hires a team of ragtag killers to assassinate her husband (think Elizabethan Fargo).
Women Beware Women
by Thomas Middleton, directed by Keelin Jack (March 2-6, 2016)
Middleton’s notorious gender-based drama, featuring some of the period’s most memorable female villains and victims, and ending in a spectacular carnival of death.