I will have Gaveston, and you shall know
What danger 'tis to stand against your king.
Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming lust makes enemies of the furious barons and bishops, alienates the King's once-devoted Queen and tears England to pieces. Then again, what if you were King at twenty four?
An adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's erotic, power play conceived and directed by Hunter Bird.
The company of EDWARD II comprises a wide range of theater makers all dedicated to presenting classical text in an engaging, fresh way. Inspired by Brecht's cut of EDWARD II when he was 24, this company worked to create an immediate, relevant production honoring the spirit of the play.
Cast & Creative Team
Performers: Edward II: Ben Thompson
Gaveston / Lightborn: Patrick Foley
Anne: Alexandra Milak
Mortimer: Harlan Alford
Kent: Dylan Wittrock
Lancaster/Soldier: Nathaniel Peart
Archbishop/Edward III: Alex Vlahov
Bishop/Soldier: Cameron Kalajian
James/Soldier: Jackson McCord
Gurney/Soldier: Elliot Greer
Creative Team: Hunter Bird (Adaptor/Director)
Hillary Sussman (Assistant Director, Stage Manager)
Michelle Persoff (Costume Designer)
Jonathan Cottle (Lightning Designer)
Matthew Marsh (Sound Designer)
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