Arden Of Faversham

The lamentable and true tale of Master Arden, his wicked wife, her insatiable lover, and the bumbling ruffians the illicit pair hire to kill him...

Published anonymously and registered in 1592, Arden was first suggested as the work of Shakespeare in 1770. Hidden Room presented a staged reading of Arden of Faversham for the Apocrypha Project in 2015, which had audiences crying with laughter and on their feet at every closing bow.

Why it Might Be By Shakespeare: Stylometric tests and the play’s sheer merit have some scholars convinced that a young Shakespeare had at least a collaborative hand in the play, possibly co-writing with Kyd and/or Marlowe. Vocabulary and style point towards the middle section of the play, specifically Act 3 as potentially young Shakespeare’s work. The Matriarch is convinced, but urges you to join us and decide for yourself.

Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

House Band/Chorus The Worry Folk
Directed by Beth Burns
Dramaturgy by Dr Eric Rasmussen and Dr Ian de Jong
Costume Design by Aaron Flynn
Dance Choreography by Kelly Hasandras
Fight Choreography by Toby Minor
Starring Jill Swanson, Rommel Sulit, Toby Minor, Todd Kassens, Zac Carr, Jay Fraley, Jason Newman, Judd Farris, Amber Quick, Michael Ferstenfeld, Austin Hanna, Ryan Wright, and Seth Cleveland.

Saturday Feb 8 - Dr Eric Rasmussen post-show presentation and toast
Sunday Feb 9 - Relaxed Performance
Thursday 13 - Industry Night
Friday 14 - Valentine's Special
Saturday 15 - Valentine's Special
Sunday 16 - Valentine's Special
Thursday 27th - Relaxed Performance
Feb 7th-8th, Feb 13th-15th, Feb 21st-22nd, Feb 27th-29th at 8:00pm;Feb 9th, 16th, 23rd, Mar 1st at 5:00pm