LETTER OF MARQUE THEATER COMPANY
Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Featuring ARIEL ESTRADA*, TOM GIORDANO*, MONTANA LAMPERT HOOVER, ADAM HUFF, NOLAN KENNEDY, ZACH LIBRESCO, POPPY LIU, SCARLET MARESSA RIVERA, and WELLAND SCRIPPS.
Directed by ANDREW BORTHWICK-LESLIE
FIVE WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
MARCH 5 – APRIL 9, 2016
THE IRONDALE CENTER
Tickets now available at LOMTHEATER.ORG
Brooklyn, NY – Letter of Marque Theater Company, the young ensemble theater company known for staging the President’s Execution of Edward Snowden, an ongoing series of underground performance parties, and offering all of its work at little or no cost to their audiences, is presenting DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie. First published in 1727 by Lewis Theobald, new research indicates that DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, might have actually been written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. DOUBLE FALSEHOOD will play a five week limited engagement from Saturday, March 5th through Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at The Irondale Center (85 S. Oxford St. Brooklyn, NY 11217). Opening Night is Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m.
“I’ve directed much of the Shakespeare canon so digging into this new text for the year has been thrilling. The female characters of Violante and Leonora have a depth of wisdom and intelligence about the dreadful double standards young women face that rings too clearly now.” — shares director Andrew Borthwick-Leslie — ”To work carefully and intensely with this terrific ensemble over such a long period has been rewarding but also disturbing about how little our understanding of gender roles and the influence of class has really changed.”
Double Falsehood follows two brave female protagonists, Violante and Leonora, and two contrasting leading men, Julio of honorable and modest birth, and Henriquez an aristocratic villain. The story starts with Henriquez, heir to the Duke Angelo of Spain, as he exploits his social privilege to scheme his way around beautiful women, greedy fathers and honorable brotherhoods, resulting in a disturbing yet enlightening tale of self-repentance and discovery within family, honor, madness, lust and relationships.
Featuring Ariel Estrada*, Tom Giordano*, Montana Lampert Hoover, Adam Huff, Nolan Kennedy, Zach Libresco, Poppy Liu, Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Welland Scripps.
With scenic design by Steven Brenman, costume design by Claire Townsend, lighting design by Joe Doran*, musical direction by Nolan Kennedy, and fight choreography by Michael Toomey. Andrea Wales* is the stage manager, Libby Jensen is the production manager, Karen Ng is the company manager, Lynde Rosario is the dramaturg and assistant director, and Corinna May is the vocal coach.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
DOUBLE FALSEHOOD plays the following regular schedule through Sat, April 9th**:
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
**There will be no performance on Thursday, March 24th**
A limited number of tickets will be given away free of charge to the general public (Regular Price: $20.00 General Admission, and $50.00 VIP). To learn more visit www.lomtheater.org
Running Time: Two hours and thirty minutes, plus one intermission.
The Irondale Center is located at 85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Subway Directions: C train to Lafayette Avenue; B, D, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 train to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street; G train to Fulton Street.
Full Frontal Pre-Show Panel Discussions, Post-Show Talk Backs and Lady Play’s Unstaged Reading Series:
Aside from crafting a story of love, trust, honor and violence using a rare, classic text, Letter of Marque Theater Company wishes to engage Brooklyn communities in a conversation to end rape culture, by conjoining live art and social change. To achieve this goal they will be implementing three expert “Full Frontal” panels with guests such as Council Member Laurie Cumbo and author/feminist Carol Gilligan (named one of Time Magazine’s most influential Americans), weekly post-show talk backs, and the Lady Play’s Unstaged Reading Series. Full schedule and guests to be announced soon.
“By creating a platform to discuss the strategies we can employ to change our culture away from a rape culture, we hope to start a continuous dialogue with the community. In order to foster an impactful conversation we must bring together as many people as possible” — shares dramaturg and assistant director Lynde Rosario —“Through art we ask questions, through discourse we answer them.”
ANDREW BORTHWICK-LESLIE (Director) Andrew is a member of Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA where he has taught, directed and acted for over twenty years. Most recently he has been head of faculty for the month long intensives. He has taught acting and voice at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Emerson College, DeSales University and the University of Maryland among others. Andrew has run workshops for the Center for Renaissance Studies, the American Bar Association, the New England Homeless Veterans shelter and many more. He has directed, devised, or assisted on over fifty productions from Cymbeline to Perestroika and performed a similar number of roles – from Hamlet to the ‘bad cop’ in a real estate association advertisement. He lives happily in Brooklyn.
LETTER OF MARQUE THEATER COMPANY is a non-for-profit theater ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY. A multifaceted team of actors, playwrights, musicians and dancers their work spans from original plays, to Shakespeare; from collaborations with other disciplines to stagings of classic literature; from cabarets to pirate trials. Driven by a mission to produce new, reimagined theater the crew functions as an ensemble to challenge the status quo by braving the seas of social change. Their goal is to reinstate Art as a cultural necessity by providing quality, dynamic theater at little to no cost to their audiences.
Who: LETTER OF MARQUE THEATER COMPANY
What: DOUBLE FALSEHOOD
Where: THE IRONDALE CENTER (85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
When: March 5 – APRIL 9, 2016 How: A limited number of tickets will be given away free of charge to the general public (Regular Price: $20.00 General Admission, and $50.00 VIP). To learn more visit www.lomtheater.org
An enlightening tale of self-repentance and discovery within family, honor, madness, lust and relationships.
Photograph: Poppy Liu (Violante) and Adam Huff (Henriquez). Photo by Amanda Hinkle.JPG