From Iago to Salieri, theater has given us a roster of villains who, despite their evil, remain oddly compelling. For that reason, This Ain’t Real Theatre Company set out to explore the concept of villainy. What does it mean today? What did it mean for Shakespeare?
Co-founder Justin L.
Baldwin worked for Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and particularly remembers watching old-school villainy collide with modern villainy during the company’s Shakespeare Behind Bars program. “It’s very moving sitting in a prison watching a murderer play Brutus and kill Caesar,” he says.
Sounds wicked cool.Performed at New Stage Collective May 28, 30 and 31 and June 4 (see map of Fringe venues here)