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The Tragedy of Mr. Arden of Fevershame

Comedy. Thriller. Tragedy. Shakespeare?

Arden is a rich and ruthless businessman. By lobbying his political friends, he has secured government concessions and monopolies, robbing ordinary people of their homes and incomes. Among his many enemies is his young, neglected and abused wife. In love with another man, Alice can't divorce Arden, and murdering him is her only route to freedom. Plenty of other people are ready to help her dispose of Arden. Soon, professional killers join the widening conspiracy. But a man can be harder to kill than you might imagine. . . . and assassins can be surprisingly funny.

Many experts now believe that Shakespeare and another playwright wrote Arden of Fevershame at the very beginning of his career. It is one of the few Renaissance plays whose central character is a woman: the complex femme fatale Alice Arden. Terri Bourus directs this Hoosier Bard production, following her internationally acclaimed stagings of Cardenio and Measure for Measure(s). Like those productions, Arden will combine the resources of IUPUI, the New Oxford Shakespeare project, and an outstanding ensemble featuring the stars of other local theatre companies. For the first time, Hoosier Bard joins forces with the Indianapolis Public Library to bring classic drama to central Indiana. See Arden in Indianapolis, just weeks before it opens in Stratford-upon-Avon!



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Indianapolis Public Library (Downtown), Clowes Auditorium, 40 East St. Clair Street

April 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 7:30p.m.


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