Brave Spirits Theatre to Present The Maid's Tragedy
Brave Spirits Theatre, the Washington DC Metropolitan area's premiere producer of little-known early modern plays, is proud to announce the professional DC premiere of The Maid's Tragedy, written by two of Shakespeare's most prolific contemporaries, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher. Founded in 2011, this production marks Brave Spirits Theatre's five-year anniversary and the fourth early modern play they have professionally premiered in the DC region.
Heartbreak. Betrayal. Revenge. When the King of Rhodes commands young Amintor to break his betrothal with his love Aspatia and marry the beautiful Evadne, a chain of horrific events begins. Aspatia, jilted and desperate to die, longs for justice to right her wrongs. Evadne, secretly the King's mistress, loses all honor when her torrid affair comes to light, and only vengeance will restore it. Melantius, Rhodes' greatest warrior and Evadne's brother, swears restitution for his defiled sister and the betrayed Amintor and will defy a King and God Himself to get it. Passionate, sexy, and twisted, this Jacobean tragedy will keep audiences entranced to the bitter end.
Performances will take place February 18th - March 6th at the Sanctuary at Convergence at 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302. Tickets are $20 each. Tickets can be bought the door or at www.artful.ly/brave-spirits-theatre/store/events/7225.