Centerstage's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, with Sieh and Chambers, Opens March 18

News   Centerstage's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, with Sieh and Chambers, Opens March 18 Baltimore Centerstage's production of John Ford's poetic and bloody revenge tragedy, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, officially opens in the Pearlstone Theatre March 18. Previews began March 11.
Colby Chambers and Kristen Sieh in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.
Colby Chambers and Kristen Sieh in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Photo by Richard Anderson

Directed by Centerstage artistic director Irene Lewis, the production will continue through April 5. The cast is headed by Kristin Sieh and Colby Chambers as, respectively, the doomed sibling-lovers Annabella and Giovanni, with Laurence O'Dwyer as the Friar and John Ramsey as the Cardinal.

'Tis Pity, according to press notes, "combines a forbidden love, a meddling nurse, a complicit friar, and a tragic and bloody ending — mirroring in many ways the story of Romeo and Juliet — but it's the lurid twist of a brother and sister in love that sets this bloody 17th-century revenge tragedy apart from Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers."

Tickets, priced $10-$60, are available by visiting www.centerstage.org or by calling (410) 332-0033.