By John Ford
William Brown, director
For nearly 400 years, John Ford's tale of treachery, revenge, and incest has been viewed as one of the most shocking plays in world theatre. Despite its age, however, the themes at work simultaneously mark it as surprisingly modern. Religion, sexual politics, morality, and justice are confronted throughout this post-Shakespearean drama. Drama critic Michael Billington notes that "the greatness of Ford’s play lies in the fact that it neither exculpates nor condemns its amorous siblings: it simply presents their passion as something inescapably doomed in a hypocritically religious world." The balancing act of passion and ambiguity threading through the play makes for a deeply entertaining experience.
Strong adult content—for mature audiences only
Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7, 2015, at 7:30pm; Thursday-Saturday, March 12-14, 2015, at 7:30pm; Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 3pm in the Colwell Playhouse
See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.