THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
By William Shakespeare and John Fletcher
Playing March 8th-10th and 13th-16th At the Tek Box Theatre in the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
Directed by Logan Verdoorn
Two noble princes claim to love Emilia; she must choose one to wed or condemn them both to fight to the death over her hand in marriage. Her protestations that she "shall never love any that's called man" go unheeded as the Duke raises the stakes of her choice ever higher.
Shakespeare's final, haunting play illustrates a world made mad by bloodlust and patriarchal fervor, where the cost of masculinity tears friendships asunder and rejects the personhood of women.
Don't miss Shakespeare's most complex exploration of queer identities and women's perspectives, brought to you in a powerful new adaption that foregrounds the untold story of the women caught in the middle of egoic clashes between the men who rule their city.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.