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The Foundry Theatre
140-142 2nd Ave, Suite 405
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777 - 1444

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 stultifying authoritarianism of the day.

Connected Ideas

Performed at Baruch College Performing Arts Center

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

A smart, cutting adaptation … so much spice, it seems exotic

A lively playful intelligence energizes the Roaring Girle.