written by Jared McDaris
directed by Christopher Elst
A new Elizabethan five-act comedy by Jared McDaris. Cordelius, a Swiss Nobleman, and his bondman Julian are cast by mischance upon the isle of Amosa, where women rule and men are the gentler sex. The Duchess Penti Celia welcomes them to the Festival of the New Moon, but celebrations are marred by the egomaniacal sparring of the wastrel knights Dame Anu (the virtuous) and Dame Grendela (the fartuous). Posturing, singing, squabbling, seducing, and all manner of cunning color the Dames' plots to embarrass and one-up one another, and the poor men soon find themselves hapless pawns in their game. With overt nods to Hamlet and MacBeth, and some allusion to other Shakespeare classics, The Wayward Women is a comedy-pastoral about generational norms, fluid morality (and gender roles), and good-old-fashioned sex.
House opens 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Estimated running time is 100 minutes, not including a 15 minute intermission.
THERE WILL BE NO LATE SEATING, and NO REFUNDS for those who arrive late. Please allow plenty of time for traffic, finding the theatre, and parking.
Flachel / Switzer
Duchess Penti Celia