Centerstage's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, with Sieh, Chambers, O'Dwyer and Ramsey, Begins March 11

News   Centerstage's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, with Sieh, Chambers, O'Dwyer and Ramsey, Begins March 11 Baltimore Centerstage's production of John Ford's poetic and bloody revenge tragedy, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, begins previews in the Pearlstone Theatre March 11.

Directed by Centerstage artistic director Irene Lewis, the production will officially open March 18 and 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.