The Duchess of Malfi

by John Webster
liberally adapted by Philip Hays and the company
Prague Shakespeare Company
29 May – 1 June, 2013 (A Studio Rubin, Prague Fringe 2013)
30 November – 2 December, 2013 (Divadlo Kolowrat)

Set: Philip Hays
Costumes: Jiřina Hušnerová
Lighting: Johanna-Mai Vihalem (Spring 2013)
Assistant Director: Jessica Boone (Spring 2013); Laura Baranik (Winter 2013)
Cast: Jay DeYonker, Bethany Dočkalová, Jared Doreck, Vanessa Gendron, Philip Hays, Amy Huck, Ashe Kazanjian, John Poston, Lindsay Taylor
Photos: Brian Messman

“A larger than life, wildly physical, morally deviant and chaotically violent bacchanal… a verbose drunk’s dirty limerick of incest, vomit and wonderfully deranged villains… a carousel of repulsive yet brilliant clowns gunning their way to a satisfyingly bloody finale.”
~Michael Rowland, Fringe Review

“Prague Shakespeare Company pulls out all the stops, and a few organs, in madcap production… Poor taste is on display everywhere in the production, as actors hurl or spout various liquids on each other and in a kind of infomercial format, various intestines are removed perorally with great gusto… This is the kind of show that is so warped… nothing is as we would expect… rush out to see it.”
~André Crous, Prague Post

Lodovico (Vanessa Gendron) inspects the meal

The Duchess of Malfi

Vulvia (Bethany Dockalova) freaks out about something while Delio (John Poston) stands behind her

Bifidus (Philip Hays) feeds the Duchess (Amy Huck) some apricocks

The Duchess (Amy Huck) sings a song with her secret boyfriend Antonio (Jared Doreck)

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