February 1 – February 25

Winner of the 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Finalist for the 2023 Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award

An aging authoritarian ruler, a violent police state and a restless, polarized people seething with paranoia: It’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them — the great Christopher Marlowe and the up-and-comer William Shakespeare — meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime and flirt like young men with everything to lose. One of them may well be the death of the other in this biting comedy about ambition, ego, and history.

“A ravishing production that can’t be missed!” – Broadway World

“Take my hand and merrily traipse with playwright Liz Duffy Adams back to Elizabethan England via quick-witted punk sensibility in her delicious fantasia.” – Houston Press

Michael Monicatti – Kit Marlowe
Ricky Spaulding – William Shakespeare

Director – Mathew Wright
Stage Manager – Kait Mahoney
Scenic Designer – Jeremy Hollis
Lighting Designer – Chih-Hung Shao
Costume Designer – Jocelyne Fowler
Sound Designer – Sandra Huezo Menjivar
Intimacy Director – Jordan Rosin
Props Master – Zenaida Rose Smith
Board Op – Brigid Ridge