2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEART is a tell-all chronicling an adolescence spent in Connecticut High School Hell. It tells the story of two star-crossed teenagers whose love faces many obstacles not the least of which being that they're siblings. When their friends get involved, it's only a matter of time until their suburban powder keg explodes and sets the whole world on fire.
WORDS, RAZORS, AND THE WOUNDED HEART is a contemporary response to Jacobean Revenge Tragedies such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Spanish Tragedy. The title is drawn from a line in the opening scene of Titus Andronicus. It is one of a number of adaptations produced by Less Than Rent Theatre, including Little Town Blues (inspired by Chekhov's Three Sisters), Friends Don't Let Friends (inspired by Ibsen's Hedda Gabler), and Songs and Julie (based on Strindberg's Miss Julie).