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A joyful celebration of the universal capacity to improvise, this delightful Elizabethan comedy is a rough and rowdy romp filled with MUSIC and MERRIMENT! As a group of players gathers to present a play about the elopement of star-crossed lovers, they are abruptly interrupted by a grocer and his wife. They have a different kind of play in mind–an outrageous hero’s quest of derring-do…The Knight of the Burning Pestle. And they know just the fellow to star–their apprentice, Rafe. This new subplot–invented on the fly–takes over the stage in surprising and disruptive ways.
Two acclaimed companies join forces for the first time to make magic! "For twenty years, RED BULL has, thankfully, continued to keep many great classic plays alive for contemporary audiences." FIASCO has "quickly become a force to reckon with in American theater.” (The New York Times) EVERYONE will share in the triumph of love and the singular, anything-can-happen adventure that is LIVE THEATER.
The Knight of the Burning Pestle is presented by Red Bull Theater in association with Fiasco Theater.
LIMITED OFF-BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT
4 WEEKS ONLY!
APRIL 17-MAY 13, 2023
LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE
121 Christopher Street | New York, NY 10014
THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
By Francis Beaumont
Directed by Noah Brody & Emily Young
Scenery | Christopher Swader & Justin Swader
Costumes | Yvonne Miranda
Lighting | Reza Behjat
Props | Samantha Shoffner
Production Stage Manager | Chandalae Nyswonger
Paul L. Coffey
Devin E. Haqq
Teresa Avia Lim