||RECOMMENDED ... Strawdog’s production is admirably dynamic and intense... the show is truly vital and spirited, and the energy never flags; this is a production that lives up to the sort of highbrow pulp that we’d hope from the theatrical experience ... an adept, powerful production.
— New City
As far as the brothers of the newly widowed duchess are concerned, she has no business marrying again. They have their own ideas about what should be done with her wealth and body. When they learn that she has not only secretly married a decent man with no title to his name, but intends to run off with him and as many valuables as she can carry, her brothers’ greed and incestuous jealousy set off a grisly cycle of vengeance upon vengeance. Based on actual events in the Italian court of the sixteenth century, Webster’s classic tale of love and savagery will mark the Strawdog debut of our new Artistic Director Brandon Bruce, the acclaimed director of BackStage Theatre Company’s award-winning The Skin of Our Teeth
and Shattered Globe’s critically lauded The Little Foxes