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The Maid's Tragedy is a Jacobean revenge drama that centers on the hero Melantius, who must challenge the monarchy and reclaim his family's honor after despicable conduct by the king. Traditionally portrayed as a male soldier returning home from war, Melantius discovers the king has arranged a marriage between his social-climbing sister, Evadne, and his best friend, Amintor — a power move to protect the king's personal interests that also destroys Amintor's engagement to his longtime love, Aspatia. This production reimagines the tragedy as a story of two sisters in present-day Hollywood — a now-female Melantius who's a film producer and Evadne, now an actor — whose different attitudes about sex, fame, and honor collide in the wake of their studio-king's misconduct. Careers are jeopardized and lives are threatened as everyone contends with one question: When the person with the most power robs you of yours, how far will you go to get it back?

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