by Thomas Middleton

April 24-26, 2015

"Tis no shame to be bad, because 'tis common."
We continue our Shakespeare's Contemporaries series with Thomas Middleton's violent, dark masterpiece, "The Revenger's Tragedy."  A searing indictment of corruption, lust and excess in the vestiges of power, the play reflects King James I dissatisfaction with court corruption upon his ascension to the throne following the death of Elizabeth I.  Peter Garino directs.  Introduction by Regina Buccola, Associate Professor of English, Roosevelt University.
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00PM, The Niles Public Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00AM, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois

An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.
* Pre-registration required at Niles Public Library (call 847-663-1234)