THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE

by Francis Beaumont

directed by Tom Delise

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We’re delighted to close our season with the Baltimore premiere of Beaumont’s under-performed gem. A sendup of courtly romance, The Knight of the Burning Pestle is the reason we stage Shakespeare’s contemporaries: Bill never wrote anything this bawdy or satirical.

A normal play about a London merchant is interrupted by a grocer in the audience and rewritten on the fly to become an increasingly absurd chivalric epic that leaves no target un-pricked. Recommended for ages 13 & up!


November 1-24, 2019
The Great Hall Theater at St. Mary's Community Center

3900 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

 

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 4:00pm


Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before showtime. 

Free lecture given at 7pm each Saturday. 

All performances end with a cast talk-back.

 

Opening Night is Pay-What-You-Will!
 

Adult Admission: $24

Discount Admission (students, seniors, educators, veterans, and artists): $19

THIS PLAY IS EARLY MODERN MADNESS. 

PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED! 

All photos by Will Kirk
All photos by Will Kirk

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It just gets worse from here...

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Warren Harris brandishes his "staff", while Adam Henricksen and Sarah Robinson look on. (Don't blame us--that prop is written in.)

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All photos by Will Kirk
All photos by Will Kirk

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Friday, November 1 @8pm:

Pay-What-You-Will!

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Program

Saturday, November 2 @8pm

Arrive at 7pm for a preshow lecture by Assistant Director Grayson Owen. Learn more about the interesting performance history, playwright Francis Beaumont, connections to William Shakespeare, and why this play is a perfect fit for BSF's performance style. 

Sunday, November 3 @4pm

Friday, November 8 @8pm

Student night! $10 Tickets with your student ID!

Saturday, November 9 @8pm

Student night! $10 Tickets with your student ID!

Arrive at 7pm for a preshow lecture by Director Tom Delise. Learn more about the interesting performance history, playwright Francis Beaumont, connections to William Shakespeare, and why this play is a perfect fit for BSF's performance style. 

Sunday, November 10 @4pm

Friday, November 15 @8pm

Saturday, November 16 @8pm

Arrive at 7pm for a preshow lecture by Assistant Director Grayson Owen. Learn more about the interesting performance history, playwright Francis Beaumont, connections to William Shakespeare, and why this play is a perfect fit for BSF's performance style. 

Sunday, November 17 @4pm

Friday, November 22 @8pm

Saturday, November 23 @8pm

Arrive at 7pm for a preshow lecture by Director Tom Delise. Learn more about the interesting performance history, playwright Francis Beaumont, connections to William Shakespeare, and why this play is a perfect fit for BSF's performance style. 

Sunday, November 24 @4pm

SHAKESPEARE IN THE BARN

at Boordy Vineyards

Sunday, December  1  @ 2pm 

Please note that Boordy performances are special events separately ticketed by the vineyard.

 

No BSF subscriptions or passes are accepted. 

Sunday, December  15 @ 2pm 

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Doors at 1pm

Pre-show at 1.30pm

Show at 2pm

Doors at 1pm

Pre-show at 1.30pm

Show at 2pm