I will have Gaveston, and you shall know
What danger ’tis to stand against your king.
Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming lust makes enemies of the furious barons and bishops, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and tears England to pieces. Then again, what if you were King at twenty four?
9 men and 1 woman rip through a sexy, athletic cut of Christopher Marlowe's erotic power play EDWARD II, adapted and directed by Hunter Bird, inspired by Bertolt Brecht.
Cast & Creative Team
Performers: Edward II: Ben Thompson
Gaveston / Lightborn: Patrick Foley
Anne: Alexandra Milak
Mortimer: Harlan Alford
Kent: Dylan Wittrock
Lancaster/Soldier: Nathaniel Peart
Archbishop/Edward III: Alex Vlahov
Bishop/Soldier: Cameron Kalajian
James/Soldier: Jackson McCord
Gurney/Soldier: Elliot Greer
Creative Team: Hunter Bird (Adaptor/Director)
Hillary Sussman (Assistant Director, Stage Manager)
Michelle Persoff (Costume Designer)
Jonathan Cottle (Lightning Designer)
Matthew Marsh (Sound Designer)