| ||King John By William Shakespeare
Thursday, April 24, 2014 through Sunday, May 18, 2014
At The West End Theater, 263 west 86th street-
(upstairs of Church of St. Paul and St. Andrews) View Map
"Game of Thrones, Shakespeare Style"
Frog & Peach Theatre stage Shakespeare's seldom-produced history play, filled with wars over crowns, gold and power; craven courtiers, bickering in-laws, a greedy, power-mad Cardinal; illegitimate relatives and two very ambitious Queen Mothers
"If you like action-packed thrillers," writes Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre, "you are going to love King John.
The cast will feature
Amy Frances Quint*, Hamish Carmichael, Luke Edward Smith, Randy Howk, Eric Doss*, Karen Lynn Gorney*, Jonathan Reed Wexler, David Elyha*, Ilaria Amadasi, Aidan Eastwood, Ken Straus, Mark Weatherup Jr, Gabriel Christian, Matthew Gunn Park*, Jane Morison, and Victor Carinha
Directed by Lynnea Benson
Aaron Ogle Assistant to the Director,
Christal Vassilyadi Stage manager/Assoc Prod,
Joey Ronga Assistant Stage Manager
Set design - Andy Estep.
Costume design - Nina Vartanian.
Lighting design - Dennis Parichy.
Fight Choreography - Marcus Watson.
About the Play
The Crusades are over and King John is on England's Throne--but for how long? The despot's best friend is his mother, the wily, seductive, ruthless Queen Elinor. The brains behind the Crusades, she is well known for her lethal charm, both on and off the field of battle (she is said to have famously battled the Infidels wearing little more than a negligee and a smile). John is her youngest son, and she is determined he stay in power...