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.

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, Jeremy Rashad Brown, Jay Fraley, Jason Newman, Judd Farris, and more...
Feb 7th-8th 2020, Feb 13th-15th 2020, Feb 21st-22nd 2020, Feb 27th-29th 2020 at 8:00pm;Feb 9th 2020, Feb 16th 2020, Feb 23rd 2020, Mar 1st 2020 at 5:00pm