Women Beware Women
The August 6th evening performance of WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN will take place at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre at 8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD.
4616 Theatre Company's repertory company is pleased to perform
WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
by Thomas Middleton
Directed by Jordan Friend
Jacobean master Thomas Middletons savagely funny Women Beware Women presents a haunting proposition: if Romeo and Juliet had lived and run away together, they probably would have started to hate each other. Newly eloped Leantio and Bianca arrive in Florence hoping to live happily ever after. Theyve been in love ever since he met her at her balcony window (sounding familiar?). Unfortunately, the cash-strapped Leantio finds himself struck with with a healthy blend of jealousy and insecurity, so he promptly puts his new bride under house arrest. His plan backfires, however, when the wealthy Duke catches site of Bianca, and immediately sets his designs on stealing her away. Meanwhile, across town, an aging socialite seeks to marry off his daughter to a despicable young heir, while she secretly harbors a forbidden desire for another much closer to her. Men from all sides treat the young women as pawns, brokering them for their own power, wealth, and desire. However, as they assert their misogynistic behavior, they fail to realize that they are all pieces in a much larger game of chess -- one being played by Middletons great villainess, the Lady Livia. As this wealthy widow sets her plans for the men in motion, the stories converge into perhaps the most shocking ending in all of Jacobean drama.
July 23 - August 6
St. Stephen's & the Incarnation
1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010
St. Stephen's is accessible via Metros Columbia Heights station on the Green/Yellow Line (approximately 7 minutes away by foot) and numerous Metrobus routes.
Street parking is usually available within a few blocks of the church; allow a few minutes for finding a parking place.
Please join us for the other show in our repertory, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST.
St. Stephens Incarnation Church (View)
1525 Newton Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|