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Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women
Rubber City Shakespeare Company announces an exciting addition to the end of the 2015-2016 season. In this dark comedy by Thomas Middleton affairs and relationships are exposed and one of the bloodiest Jacobean tragedies is created.
Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women, directed by Dane CT Leasure is a dark comedy that ends in tragedy. Women Beware Women tells the story of Bianca, a woman who escapes from her rich home to elope with the poor Leantio. Fearful and insecure, Leantio requires that his mother lock Bianca up while he is away. While locked up, the Duke of Florence spots Bianca in a window and attempts to woo her with the help of Livia, a widow. When Leantio returns he discovers that Bianca has been corrupted and no longer loves him because he lacks wealth and fortune. Hippolito, Livia’s brother is tormented because he is in love with his niece Isabella. Isabella returns the love to her uncle, but to keep their relationship a secret Livia encourages Isabella to marry the Ward, a young heir. Busy putting together illegitimate relationships, Livia discovers that she is also able to love again and as a result, she seeks the love of Leantio. However, as affairs and relationships are exposed, one ofView more
Adults $14 • Senior Citizens and Students $12 • Special pricing opportunities: The run opens on May 27 with Rubber City Shakespeare Company’s traditional Pay-As-You-Like-It performance. Pay-As-You-Like-It performances are free to the public. No ticket purchase is necessary, but donations are gratefully accepted. Students with valid student I.D. can take advantage of $5 student rush tickets at the door, up to one hour before the show (pending availability) • Group pricing for groups of 10 or more is available by contacting us at 234-252-0272.
140 East Market Street, 2nd Floor, Akron, OH 44308
Free parking behind building.
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