Letter of Marque Theater Company, the young ensemble theater company known for staging the President’s Execution of Edward Snowden, an ongoing series of underground performance parties, and offering all of its work at little or no cost to their audiences, is presenting DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie. First published in 1727 by Lewis Theobald, new research indicates that DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, might have actually been written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. DOUBLE FALSEHOOD will play a five week limited engagement from Saturday, March 5th through Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at The Irondale Center (85 S. Oxford St. Brooklyn, NY 11217). Opening Night is Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Press are invited Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m., and Opening Night Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m. (And any subsequent performance upon request).
“I’ve directed much of the Shakespeare canon so digging into this new text for the year has been thrilling. The female characters of Violante and Leonora have a depth of wisdom and intelligence about the dreadful double standards young women face that rings too clearly now.” — shares director Andrew Borthwick-Leslie — “To work carefully and intensely with this terrific ensemble over such a long period has been rewarding but also disturbing about how little our understanding of gender roles and the influence of class has really changed.”
Double Falsehood follows two brave female protagonists, Violante and Leonora, and two contrasting leading men, Julio of honorable and modest birth, and Henriquez an aristocratic villain. The story starts with Henriquez, heir to the Duke Angelo of Spain, as he exploits his social privilege to scheme his way around beautiful women, greedy fathers and honorable brotherhoods, resulting in a disturbing yet enlightening tale of self-repentance and discovery within family, honor, madness, lust and relationships.
Featuring Ariel Estrada*, Tom Giordano*, Montana Lampert Hoover, Adam Huff, Nolan Kennedy, Zach Libresco, Poppy Liu, Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Welland Scripps.
With scenic design by Steven Brenman, costume design by Mary Readinger, lighting design by Joe Doran*, musical direction by Nolan Kennedy, and fight choreography by Michael Toomey. Miriam Hyfler*is the stage manager, Libby Jensen is the production manager, Karen Ng is the company manager, Lynde Rosario is the dramaturg and assistant director, and Corinna May is the vocal coach.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
DOUBLE FALSEHOOD plays the following regular schedule through Sat, April 9th:
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
A limited number of tickets will be given away free of charge to the general public (Regular Price: $20.00 General Admission, and $50.00 VIP). To learn more visit www.lomtheater.org
Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at Asians on Film on March 10th, The Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia on March 13th and the Disorient Film Festival in Eugene Oregon in April. She is profiled in Examiner.com, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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