About This Show

This is not your great, great, great, great grandfather’s Shakespeare — not when a sometimes bumbling, but always entertaining troupe of modern Commedia Dell Arte actors and clowns are performing it! Ian Marshall’s adaptation of
King John is a wild and interactive experience. The fun begins the moment you enter the theater — so get there early!

Here’s the setup: a fictional cast of actors have been performing King John in repertory for 8 seasons straight; it was Hamlet last night and
Macbeth tomorrow…or was it Macbeth last night and Hamlet tomorrow? The private lives of this restive cast, including all their soap opera-like
personality conflicts occasionally interrupt the drama to make highly comical appearances throughout the show. Along with their own personal melodramas, they present the bittersweet story of young Arthur, rightful heir to the English throne and innocent victim of King John’s quest for power. Both stories are intertwined and performed by a group of actors who represent what a Commedia troupe might have evolved into by the year 2002.

* Advance Sales are $12
* Senior Citizens and students are $10
* Group Sales available
* High 5 and TDF Vouchers accepted

Special Sneak Preview & Cocktail Reception, May 2nd at 7 pm. Reception Tickets: $25

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: May 3, 2002 Final Performance: May 18, 2002
Location: Mazer Theatre, New York City

197 E Broadway,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | May 8, 2002