(Charles Isherwood’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/28.)

As lovers go, this pair would seem to be perfectly matched. They share a fair, pallid beauty, the bloom of youth just discovering the wonder of romance, the intimate knowledge of one another’s charms born of a longstanding relationship.

’Tis pity, however, that they happen to be brother and sister.

You might say that Giovanni (Matthew Amendt) and Annabella (Amelia Pedlow), the blood-tied central characters in John Ford’s “ ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore,” are about as star-crossed from the get-go as you could get. Despite all Giovanni’s tortured rationales justifying their incestuous love, we somehow know, from the moment we witness their first sexual embrace, that things will not turn out swimmingly for this pair — unless you mean swimmingly in blood.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/29/theater/review-in-tis-pity-forbidden-love-the-most-attractive-kind.html?_r=0

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