Tis Pity She's A Whore

by John Ford
directed by Jaki Demarest

Greenbelt Arts Center
August 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 8 PM
Matinee Sunday, August 25 at 2 PM

In this deliciously twisted offering by the Rude Mechanicals, John Ford?s controversial tale of incest, obsession, murder, blighted religion and social amorality is given a touch of Tarentino, set in 1947 Sicily among its most prominent Mafioso families. It could be Romeo and Juliet, through a glass, darkly, if the star-crossed lovers were...keeping it in the family.

Press raves for Tis Pity She's A Whore

“Never yet have incest and murder so strangely met…that is until The Rude Mechanicals came to town with their production of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore… this edgy, controversial production is rarely done, but The Rudes put their signature seal on the deal and make this a night of compelling theatre.” — Amanda Gunther, DC Metro Theater Arts

“A high energy showing of that classic 17th Century guilty pleasure play 'Tis Pity She's A Whore… bloody good fun in both the figurative and literal senses of the phrase, and for those of you who can't resist a good scandal, consider a trip to the Greenbelt Arts Center where you're bound to get your fix… And you thought you had to wait for the return of Game of Thrones!” — Winnefred Ann Frolik, Woman Around Town