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2005
Knight of the Burning Pestle

Directed by Robert Currier

by Beaumont & Fletcher

Darren Bridgett in Knight of the Burning Pestle

Producer’s Perspective:

The visionary Ralph Cohen, whose dedication and chutzpah led to the building of a stunning recreation of the Blackfriar's Theatre in Staunton, VA, had been talking up "The Knight of the Burning Pestle" ever since we met him. He promised it was a tremendously funny play that would be outrageous fun to produce. When Ralph revived his production and we had a chance to see it for ourselves, we became
inclined to agree with him. The play is unique. It wouldn't be until "Six Characters in Search of An Author" that the English-speaking stage again saw such a revolutionary breach of the audience/actor dichotomy.

 

 

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Cast

George
Nell
Ralph
Jasper
Humphrey
Michael
Luce
Merrythought
Mistress Merrythought
Venturewell
Tim (the Giant)
Don (the Dwarf)
Stagehands

Julian Lopez-Morillas*
Linda Paplow
Darren Bridgett*
Drew Hirshfield
Andrew Fonda Jackson*
Ron Severdia
Mary Knoll*
Jarion Monroe*
Maureen O’Donoghue
George Maguire*
Robert Leach
Don Pitsch

Lindsay Drummer, Sandra Jardin, Suraya Keating

Production Staff

Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Set Design - Bruce Lackovic
Lighting Design - Ellen Brooks
Costume Design - Michael A. Berg
Props Design - Sarah Joynt-Borger
Fight Director - Armond Edward Dorsey
Sound Design - Billie Cox
Choreography - Cynthia Pepper
Production Stage Manager - Heath Belden*

 *Member of Actor's Equity Association

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