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The Revenger’s Tragedy

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Revenger’s Tragedy, a cynical and satirical twist on the classic revenge tragedy, dates back to the Jacobean era.

Don’t be fooled by its age: Thomas Middleton’s work isn’t the stuffy, stale drama you might expect. After all, murder and betrayal are themes that transcend the passage of time. Set it in a 1940s failing circus, Revenger’s enhances the performative nature of revenge—in gruesome, violent detail.

The tale evolves from the long-standing relationships of a circus troupe, whose long-simmering resentments will finally boil over. Inside this tent, the heroes and villains become nearly indistinguishable. The Revenger’s Tragedy at T@F shows the audience what would happen when the horribleness of the human psyche focuses on revenge. Adding a clown wig only makes it scarier.

Show dates are:

Wed., Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.—a clown-free dress rehearsal
Fri., Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 14 at 8 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.


September 13, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 William St.
Somerville, MA
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