While most of Seattle is out enjoying a summer that just won't quit, GreenStage's band of theater artists has gone to an undisclosed location to prepare for next month's production of Cardenio. It's dark where they are. It's cold. It's creepy. It's a bloody mess.
Cardenio is by Shakespeare and some of his friends. His dead friends. In the play, a usurping Tyrant’s cold blooded scheme to attain love is chilled when the Lady he craves makes a grave attempt to escape his desires. Gruesome and absurd acts of revenge, murder, suicide, lust, grave robbing, and necrophilia, make this romantic tragedy a Hard Bard experience you will never forget. The whole thing comes from the twisted mind of Tony Driscoll, who invented the Hard Bard concept with our gloriously gory Titus Andronicus back in 2009, and is directing Cardenio this time around. That's Aaron Allshouse as the Tyrant and Nicole Vernon as the Lady in the official Cardenio poster at the left. You just can't look away, can you?!
Cardenio runs at the Center House Theatre in the Armory at Seattle Center Nov. 2-17. As with all GreenStage productions it is absolutely FREE. We recommend reservations, and you can go RIGHT HERE to get them now. There will only be 10 performances of the show over three weeks, so get your reservations ASAP. You don't want to miss out. We have not yet discovered any subject matter that WE find objectionable, but we'd understand if you don't bring the kids.