Medieval Play - Off-Broadway

Signature Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's comedy.

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Playing At

The Pershing Square Signature Center/The Irene Diamond Stage 480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Important Dates

Preview may 15, 2012
Opening jun 07, 2012
Closing jun 24, 2012

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Description

Two French mercenary knights set out on a quest for relative moral redemption against the classic comic background of late 14th century ecclesiastical politics. A story of friendship, love, noble feats of arms, indiscriminate brutality, the progressive refinement of medieval table manners and the general decline of the chivalric ideal at the onset of the Great Papal Schism of 1378.

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What Is Medieval Play Like?
Although Kenneth Lonergan’s Medieval Play is set during the Hundred Years’ War, the cast speaks in casual, present-day language, complete with lots and lots of expletives. Cartoony, cut-out set pieces by Walt Spangler contribute to the silly mood of Medieval Play, while elaborate metal ...

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