The folks at Obscene/Courageous Theatre hope that after you see one of their productions, you’ll leave feeling entertained — and a little bit disturbed. The company’s modern staging of the macabre Jacobean drama The Revenger’s Tragedy — which tells the tale of a young man who plots his revenge after an evil Duke kills his fiancée — will definitely fulfill that wish.
Co-director Sarah Crockarell says the company chose this particular Thomas Middleton-penned play because, although it’s a classic, it has modern sensibilities. “It sounds like Shakespeare,” she says, “but it’s a lot more violent and sexy than most Shakespeare.”
A similarly envelope-pushing dance performance, Fosse Revisited, will go on before the play; it sets dance inspired by Cabaret direc-tor/choreographer Bob Fosse to modern music from Jay-Z.
Both performances take place at the Underdog Bar, in the basement of the Lazy Dog in Boulder, a venue choice that will give the play a creepy feel, Crockarell says. “You should sit there and feel like you’re getting away with something or witnessing things that you’re not supposed to be witnessing,” she says.
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The show starts at 7:30 p.m., with performances running through July 22; the Underdog is at 1346 Pearl Street in Boulder. Tickets, $12 general admission and $10 for students, are available at the door, or in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/254596.
July 19-22, 7:30 p.m., 2012