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How (Not) to Kill the King

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Cinematheque (Venue 7), to Sunday

This dramatic monologue is 45 minutes of solid classical theatre, eloquently delivered by young Vancouver actor Anna Lewis.

She plays 17th-century English dramatist John Fletcher, imprisoned in the Tower of London, awaiting execution for treason along with dear friend and frequent collaborator Francis Beaumont. Apparently the authorities failed to make the distinction between artistic expression and the traitorous machinations of a pair of would-be assassins.

“It’s just a play!” the playwright declares as he relates, scene by scene, the unfinished masterpiece that appears to have sealed his fate. Pay attention or you’ll get lost in the tragic-comic soap opera’s meandering plot. Best enjoyed by theatre students and other fans of high-brow theatre.

— Carolin Vesely

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Playwrights John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont were innocently working on their masterpiece when they were scooped up to the Tower of London. The charge: Treason. Now, all alone, Fletcher must find a way to finish the play, save their friendship and free them both before they are sent to the noose.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 45 MIN

Tickets: $9

Discount Tickets: $7 Fringe performers

Warnings: None

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Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 3:22 PM CDT:
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