Buy Tickets From the 2016-2017 Season: Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales Playing April 01, 2017 to April 23, 2017

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday March 30
$20 General Admission Preview Friday March 31

No performance Sunday April 16

Performance on Friday April 7th begins at 11pm
Desserts and drinks available before performance

2017 Cast

Join us for a medieval romp through boisterous and bawdy olde England. Drawing on the Celtic British influences of Geoffrey Chaucer's writing, this hilarious adaptation reintroduces the tales in forms ranging from classical to spaghetti Western!

Tales Presented:
Miller’s Tale
Wife of Bath’s Tale
Pardoner’s Tale
Nun’s Priest’s Tale
Merchant’s Tale
Reeve’s Tale

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday April 9 after the show!

Audience Note:

The plot of most of the stories in The Canterbury Tales centers on sex. While there is no nudity in the play, there are frequent moments of playful sexuality including sounds of comedic passion and a brief moment of erotic (clothed) dancing. Everything is performed tongue-in-cheek, no pun intended. Please take this into consideration if you are thinking of bringing children, sensible adults or a nun.


On April 7 at 7:30pm, The Resurgens Theatre Company Presents
John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi
Directed by Brent Griffin

Cruelly oppressed by her nefarious brothers, the widowed Duchess of Malfi seeks love in a world dripping with bloodlust and illicit desire. Dismembered bodies, werewolves, and a toxic Bible—experience them all through the soaring poetry and searing passions of Webster’s tragedy of horrors. Dr. Brent Griffin returns to direct this macabre masterpiece, once again employing his innovative editorial techniques for this “original practices” production. or our Facebook page at

(The regular performance of The Canterbury Tales will be performed at 11pm on Friday April 7)

Director's Notes

Directed by Kati Grace Brown

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Show Roles

Performances April 1-23, 2017

The Players
Laura Cole
Nicholas Faircloth
Rivka Levin*
Drew Reeves*
Adam King
Enoch King
Amanda Lindsey
Kirstin Calvert

Show Times
Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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