THE DUCHESS OF MALFI

by John Webster
directed by Brandon Bruce
Season 24
April 22—May 26, 2012
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.

cast
Nigel Brown
Pescara
McKenzie Chinn
Julia
Josh Davis
Bosola
Cate Davison
Delia
Lindsey Dorcus
Cariola
Stephen Dunn
Antonio
Paul Fagen *
Castruchio
Kyle Gibson *
Doctor
Andrew Goetten
Malateste
Michael Sherwin
Silvio
John Taflan *
Ferdinand
Justine C. Turner *
The Duchess
Christopher Walsh
The Cardinal
production
Author
John Webster
Co-Adaptor
Brandon Bruce
Christine Scarfuto
Director
Brandon Bruce
Assistant Director
Anna Brenner
Set Design
Joe Schermoly
Light Design
Costume Design
Props Design
Mary O'Dowd
Composer
Music Director
Makeup Design
Sound Design
Movement Director
Scott T. Barsotti
Technical Direction
Matt Buettner
Stage Manager
Lindsey Miller
Master Electrician
Dan Laushman
Production Manager
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Production photo by TCMcG Photography