Staged Reading - The Wife Of Bath/Marriage Of Sir Gawain
By Vicki Siegel
A staged Reading
Directed by Robert Estes
Tuesday - January 27th, 2015 8 p.m.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
THE WIFE OF BATH/MARRIAGE OF SIR GAWAIN - a new musical based on stories from the Canterbury Tales.
Winter 2015 Staged Reading Series
The Wife of Bath/Marriage of Sir Gawain
Book, lyrics and music by Vicki Siegel
Additional music,arrangements, music direction by Evan Alparone
A staged reading directed by Robert Estes
One Night Only –Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8 pm
The Wife of Bath Jennie Brick
Chaucer, Sir Pellinore Matthew Surrence
Merlin, Narrator Stanley Spenger
King Arthur Phillip Percy Williams
Sir Bevedere, Gromer Somer Joure Johnny DeBernard
Sir Gawain Steve Beecroft
Crone Emmy Pierce
Knights and Modern Guys/ Andrew MacIver
Ensemble Chris Cruz
Ladies and Modern Women/ Christine Sheppard
Ensemble Virginia Corrigan
Special thanks to Jo Lusk, Paula Aiello and Steve Beecroft.
Notes on the play:
The Wife of Bath/Marriage of Sir Gawain, is based on a set of old medieval tales, but it asks the eternal question “What do women most desire?” And is any time not the right time for that question?
If you know your Chaucer, and I’m sure you all do, you will recall that the Wife of Bath is one of the characters on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, during which all the pilgrims decide to tell stories to lighten their journey. The best story wins a free dinner back at the Tabard Inn on their return. The Wife of Bath’s contribution is a tale that has evolved through the years into “The Marriage of Sir Gawain,” alternatively called “Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady.” Also woven into this musical is the tale of “Gawain and the White Hart,” a story that tells us more about the early days of Arthur’s court and the formation of young Gawain’s character.
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