St. Louis Shakespeare presents THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
During a war waged by Theseus of Athens against Thebes, two Theban cousins, Palamon and Arcite, are captured and imprisoned. Their lifelong friendship is disrupted when first Palamon, then Arcite, sees and instantly falls in love with Emilia, sister to Theseus' wife Hippolyta. Meanwhile, their jailer's daughter has fallen in love with Palamon. When Arcite is freed and exiled, she helps Palamon escape. Lost, knowing the hopelessness of her love and fearing the consequences of her actions, she goes mad. Palamon and Arcite's conflict over Emilia is resolved by Theseus' decree that the two will fight a public duel; the winner will receive the hand of Emilia; the loser will be executed.
St. Louis Shakespeare presents the local premiere of THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, as the company nears its goal of producing all 38 of Shakespeare's plays by 2014. KINSMEN runs August 16 - 25 in the Washington University South Campus Theatre (formerly CBC High School on Clayton Road). A free, pre-show discussion is offered at 7pm on Saturday, August 17.
Washington University South Campus Theatre (View)
6501 Clayton Road
Clayton, MO 63117
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|