What would happen if Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Desdemona entered the theatre together before our very eyes?
What would happen if Ophelia and Desdemona came back from the swamps of death where they have endured the longest exile?
Resurrected by their desire to expose the “abusers” and “murderers”, they would revel in denouncing “Man”; they would destroy, with delight, the established values of a Man’s society.
This is the story of Death Married My Daughter a biting, Bouffon-inspired satire that puts “Man” on trial.
Who are the Bouffons? They are outcasts and misfits who come from the swamps, where they have been relegated; they come to denounce hypocrisy with mockery, irony and satire, to take the piss out of society. The Bouffons are the “deformed and ugly people” that the royalty would employ for their amusement; but inevitably the Bouffons would get carried away and go too far: they would speak the naked truth and risk a whipping or even death.
Co-written by Michele Smith, Nina Gilmour, Danya Buonstella and Dean Gilmour| Directed by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour | Performed by Nina Gilmour and Danya Buonastella | Photo Credit: Lacey Creighton
Check out the trailer: https://vimeo.com/66374656
May 29th @ 6:30pm, May 31st @ 8pm, June 1st @ 5pm
Pia Bouman Studio Theatre – 6 Noble St.