Marston’s viciously funny Jacobean masterpiece. The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro. The Duke returns to court the disguise of Malevole: a professional cynic who castigates the corruptions of the greedy, sex-mad, politically fickle court, to regain his rightful office (and his wife!) Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston’s tragicomedy is a fabulous study of intrigue, lust and betrayal.
This mind-bending play, written by a master playwright at his devilish best, poses a most intriguing and terrifying question – What if the Nazis had won the Battle of Britain? Written in 1946, the play takes place in a South London pub with a diverse cast of characters – writers, artists, young members of the resistance, working-class Brits and of course, officers of the Third Reich. It presents a curious and fascinating look at London in the 1940s.
Antaeus Theatre Company is proud to present the U.S. premiere of a new adaptation of Noël Coward’s Peace in Our Time by ensemble member Barry Creyton, who has inventively woven some of the playwright’s brilliant patriotic war songs and some of his lesser known ballads into the play. These distinctive ditties with his incisive and wickedly ironic lyrics give the piece an authentically “British” sensibility which seems to capture even more fully “the intrinsic character of a nation” to which Coward referred. With the full support of the Noël Coward Foundation, Antaeus has been developing this piece for the last two years and is proud to present a full production, double cast, as is Antaeus’ long-followed practice, making a full company of 46 actors!
Peace in Our Time is wonderfully funny, yet darkly thought provoking. Given the current state of world events, the production asks the same question of us now that it did originally: Will there ever be peace in our time?
Iago, the villain everyone loves to hate , fans the flames of Othello the Moor’s jealousy, and brings about the downfall of those unlucky enough to know him in Shakespeare’s towering tragedy of love, betrayal, and racism.
Two tubercular patients, but only one cure. A doctor must decide what is truly important in life, and wether medicine should be a profit-driven business. Written in 1906, Shaw’s prescient comedy speaks to the health care issues of our day.
Virgina Woolf: “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn, for it was she that earned them the right to speak their minds.” A restoration comedy about the ridiculous side of love and marriage
“If music be the food of life, play on.” In the most beloved of Shakespeare’s comedies, mythical lllyria is rife with mistaken identities, cross-dressing and a whole lot of romance.
The A2 ensemble romps through Ancient Greece in this bawdy tale of man vs. woman. Can a plunging neckline lay a sailor low?
A morning of haze, and evening of fog: it only takes one day for a family to unravel. O’Neil’s semi-autobiographical examination of the miasma of dysfunction and love.
The scathingly funny Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the unexpected malaise and fear of the upper middle class.
“Double, double toil and trouble.” In this macabre tale of Scottish legends, witches, and hallucinations, Shakespeare’s most bloodied couple thrash against the rise of their own conscience.
The girl queen and the crafty politician. Along the Nile, Shaw at his artful best sets up a wily, passionate game of cat and mouse between two formidable titans.
Set on the eve of World War II, the aging hedonist of the Great War stave off the approaching storm with sex and alcohol – and whatever else they can get their hands on – to the chagrin of the prim younger generation.
Kenneth Cavander’s mash up of the Oedipus cycle, drawn from Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. The 5 hour, 2 part event is an immersion into the lust, greed and ambition that still plagues modern man.
Fires, storms, attempted suicides, dancing, and boredom–a collision of comedy and tragedy. A presentation of the third acts of Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, and The Seagull.
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