By Thomas Dekker, John Ford and William Rowley, with additional text by Elizabeth I, William Bradford, Ralph Lane and George Percy. Adapted by Marc Silberschatz
Marc Silberschatz Director
"What are we then? Dead men too? And being so what can we do but more hurt than when we live? Indeed, we be dead men returned into the world again. We do not remain dead but for a certain time, but we return again."
On the shores of a new world, the settlement of Edmonton is founded. Outside the new-built walls is scarcity, disease and ontological ambiguity. Inside, an apparently harmonious community is beset with mendacity, fecklessness and unrestrained greed.
Assailed with unrelenting pressure from within and without, a cast of characters including merchants, farmers, young lovers, a witch, a bigamist, a cross-dresser, a simpleton and a sexual predator try to get on with their lives in a place they can’t understand and can’t leave.
Then the talking dog shows up...
Please note: This production contains adult themes, and is not suitable for children below the age of 15.