Productions

The Roaring Girle

 


Born in 1579 on Aldersgate Street, died of dropsy on Fleet Street 1650, the notorious Moll Cutpurse was both a pickpocket and an expert fencer, a cross dresser and self-proclaimed “governess of the underworld.” In her cheeky, quick-witted adaptation of the original Jacobean citizen play, Alice Tuan brings Moll into the 21st century, a world where the days of the week have corporate sponsors, free speech costs a fortune, beauty is mandatory and theatre has been declared illegal. Against this backdrop, Moll will stage a performance of her forbidden “Show of Shows,” rallying her fellow citizens into a roar against the imperiousness of the day.

Written By
Alice Tuan
Directed By
Melanie Joseph
 

2004 : Baruch College Performing Arts Center

 

Company

Written by: Alice Tuan
Directed by: Melanie Joseph
Choreographed by:  David Neumann
Produced by:  Bonnie Metzgar

Featuring:
Okwui Okpokwasili

Michael Urie
Jodi Lin 
John Epperson
Steven Rattazzi
Douglas Rees  
Marissa Copeland
Andrew McGinn  
Rebecka Ray
Steve Cuiffo  
Clove Gallilee  
Harry Hogan
Michael Huston
Michael Caban

Set Design: Louisa Thompson
Lighting Design: Natasha Katz
Costume Design: Doey Luethi
Sound Designer: Jill Duboff

Production Stage Manager: Jane Pole
Casting by:  Heidi Griffiths

 

 

Press

“A smart, cutting adaptation … so much spice, it seems exotic.”   The New York Times

“A lively playful intelligence energizes the Roaring Girle.”  New York Newsday