Who's Who of Elizabethan England Is Cast in Marlowe Murder Mystery School of Night, at Taper

News   Who's Who of Elizabethan England Is Cast in Marlowe Murder Mystery School of Night, at Taper
 
Casting is set for the U.S. premiere of Peter Whelan's The School of Night, the Elizabethan-set murder mystery about playwright Christopher Marlowe, to run Oct. 30-Dec. 17 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Director Bill Alexander in rehearsal
Director Bill Alexander in rehearsal Photo by Craig Schwartz

Bill Alexander directs the production for Center Theatre Group, which produces and presents at Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper and the Kirk Douglas in L.A. This production is presented in association with Mike Merrick and Edward Rissien. According to CTG, "Modern conspiracy theories may surround the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but in the late 16th century it was the murder of Christopher Marlowe that had England buzzing. While Elizabeth I was on the throne, the young 29-year-old playwright was brutally and mortally stabbed through the eye. Was it a mere pub brawl? Or was Marlowe killed because he was a confessed atheist? Flagrant homosexual? Traitor? Sometimes double-agent and spy? A member of the secret society, 'The School of Night'? In this gripping mystery thriller William Shakespeare, Thomas Kyd, Sir Walter Raleigh and nearly everyone else are suspects and everyone has a hidden agenda."

The cast includes Michael Bakkensen (as Thomas Kyd), Ian Bedford (as Ingram Frizer), Tymberlee Chanel (as Rosalinda Benotti), Paula Christensen, Mark H. Dold (as Francis Poley), Johnny Giacalone, Michael Kirby, Adrian LaTourelle (as Thomas Walsingham), Henri Lubatti (as Sir Walter Raleigh), Jon Monastero, Rob Nagle (as Nicholas Skeres), Richard Robichaux, Alicia Roper (as Audry Walsingham), John Sloan (as Tom Sloan), Nick Toren and Gregory Wooddell (as Kit Marlowe).

For more information visit www.centertheatregroup.org.

Michael Bakkensen, Gregory Wooddell, Mark H. Dold and Ian Bedford in rehearsal for <i>The School of Night</i>
Michael Bakkensen, Gregory Wooddell, Mark H. Dold and Ian Bedford in rehearsal for The School of Night Photo by Craig Schwartz
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