Welcome to our Zoom production of Barnabe Barnes’ bloody take on the Borgias, The Devil’s Charter, streamed live in October 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring a skilled cast and production team, this production was a part of the 2020 Bardtoberfest.
Director: Marshall B Garrett
Composer: J. Andrew Dickenson
Stage Manager: Raul Duran
Dramaturg: Kim Greenawalt
(with their Venmo and/or CashApp tags, in case you want to send them a tip):
Evan M. Bridenstine as Pope Alexander VI
Craig Ester as Candy/Rozzi
Kaitlyn Fowler as Lucretia Borgia/Bentivoli/First Son
Glenn Thompson as Caesar Borgia
Colin Jackson as Charles/Barbarossa | Venmo: Colin-Jackson-32
Mia Sgambellone as Astor/Katherine | Venmo: $MiaSgambellone
Charlie Johnson as Astoreth
Merlyn Q. Sell as Frescobaldi/Cardinal Caraffa
Brought to by Sweet Tea Shakespeare, enjoy The Way of the World – an audio drama presented in five acts. You are listening to Act 1.
About the play: London, 1700. When the hottest playboy in town falls in love with a free-spirited heiress, high society has a lot to say about it. Scheming aristocrats, catty ex-girlfriends, country bumpkins, and a tyrannical matriarch threaten their romance from all sides. Will the bickering lovers get their happily ever after? Or will gossip, greed, and jealousy win the day? Featuring iconic characters and some of the wittiest dialogue ever written, this audio drama of Congreve’s beloved Restoration comedy is brought to life by actors from across the United States.
The Way of the World audio drama was directed by Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Assistant Artistic Director, Claire F. Martin, Staged Managed by Amanda M. Rogus, and produced by Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Editing & Original Score by Wesley Johnson. Lyndsey Turner consulted.
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The show is produced by Claire Martin and Jeremy Fiebig and edited by Ashanti Bennett.
Jen Pommerenke and Julie Schaefer also assisted with this episode.
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