Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 27th season with the world premiere of “E2,” written by Bob Bartlett and directed by Joseph W. Ritsch.
Power, gender and sexuality collide in Bob Bartlett’s contemporary reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s tale of England’s infamous ineffectual king. Affairs of state that shocked Renaissance audiences are as close to this moment as they were in their own. Edward alienates his queen and court when he elevates his “favourite” to the level of consort. As we witness the newly crowned monarch navigate a love affair that could be the downfall of his monarchy, we are asked: what price do we pay when we make the personal political?
“E2” opens October 31, 2019, with a limited run through November 17 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland. There will be post-show discussions on November 3, 8, and 15. Rep Stage will also hold a pre-show lecture prior to the 2 p.m. performance on November 16.
Tickets are $40 for general admission, $35 for seniors and the military, and $15 for students with a current ID. Thursdays are $15 performances. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call the box office at 443-518-1500.