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May 6 – June 5, 2022

  • By Liz Duffy Adams  

  • Directed by Rob Melrose  

  • World Premiere Play 

  • Neuhaus Theatre


An aging authoritarian ruler, a violent police state, a restless polarized people seething with paranoia: it’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them—the great Kit Marlowe and the up-and-comer Will Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young men with everything to lose. One of them may well be the death of the other. Developed in the Alley All New Reading Series.