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Machiavelli's
The Mandrake

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Machiavelli's
The Mandrake

Translation by Nerida Newbigin

The ends justify the means...

Gallaudet University
Sept 15 – Oct 8, 2011

Don't miss the show DC Theatre Scene calls,
"energetic" and "engaging," with "physical comedy gusto"—"a pleasure to watch".
Read the full review HERE.

The Washington Post calls The Mandrake "neatly composed and calculatedly antic"
as well as "thoughtfully and professionally done"!

MD Theatre Guide says "Faction of Fools creates great comedy and great art"
and that The Mandrake is "truly a success"!

DCist says The Mandrake is "a recipe for a delightfully subversive evening"
and praises it's "nimble, rapid-fire physical comedy".

Physical comedy, Renaissance garb, and Machiavellian mischief abound as a young scholar returns to Florence in search of a legendary beauty. The only problem is that she is married to a dithering old judge who wants desperately to father a child. With the help of a crooked friar, a shameless mother-in-law, some bumbling servants, and a self-serving conman, a web of grotesque manipulations results in everyone getting exactly what they want! As Machiavelli famously argued in his political treatise The Prince, "The ends justify the means."
Sept 15 - Oct 8, 2011
Thu, Fri, Sat @ 8pm // Sat @ 2pm


Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. Logo Eastman Studio Theatre – Elstad Annex
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
*** Free Parking *** Metro: Red Line, NY Ave ***
Click here for directions.

Directed by Founding Artistic Director
Matthew R. Wilson*

Featuring:
Charlie Ainsworth as Siro
Daniel Flint^ as Friar Timoteo
Allison Galen as Lucrezia
Tyler Herman^ as Callimaco
Miranda Medugno as Fiorina/Old Woman
Barbara Papendorp^ as Sostrata
Jesse Terrill* as Messer Nicia
Matthew R. Wilson* as Ligurio

Sets by Daniel Flint; Lights by A.J. Guban; Costumes by Lynly Saunders;
Masks by Aaron Cromie, Music by Jesse Terrill*; Assistant Directed by Toby Mulford^;
PSM, Charlene Lennon; ASM, Kathryn Dooley

Running time: Approx 1 hour, 50 minutes, with an intermission;
Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
Select performances interpreted.
All performances ASL interpreted