The Faggot King or The Troublesome Reign of Edward II

ensemble theatre · the school of night · Ages 17+ · United States of America

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PATTY JEAN ROBINSON certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Once again, School of Night brings you a theatrical experience to be enjoyed. For the first time, I was able to enjoy this play. ... full review
CURTIS KRICK certified reviewer June 18, 2017
Tightly directed, sharply observed, well executed. The entire ensemble aquit themselves nobly. Funny, sexy, smart. Everything you want from an evening of theater.... full review
DEIRDRE SMITH certified reviewer June 18, 2017
My favourite show of #HFF17, Heather Schmidt and cast are exceptional. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2017
tagged as: misguided
About halfway through "The Faggot King," I wondered why women were chosen to play gay men in Christopher Marlowe's play (subtitled "The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second"). I thought perhaps that something would come of this odd casting choice, but it became apparent that it was simply an idea with no follow-through. With uneven acting and weird anachronistic behavior (sex a la the movie "Cruising") up against the pomp and pageantry normally associated with Elizabethan plays, the evening never blended into a satisfying experience. While some may find the casting offensive, I simply found it to be bland. What a shame given the amazing ensemble in last year's "Punch and Judy" (also directed by Christopher Johnson)... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2017
Extrodinary! Refreshing! Genius on a shoestring! ... full review
DONALD WATSON certified reviewer June 24, 2017
tagged as: Super Show
Fantastic-Great Show!... full review
BRIAN HAMILL certified reviewer June 24, 2017
Violent, sexy, funny. If you don't like what School of Night is doing here, there is something wrong with you. Ten good actors speak the speech, but even if you are completely deaf, you will still understand what is going on in, so clear is the directing and blocking. You cannot not understand what is happening.... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) gia on the move and footlights certified reviewer June 24, 2017
Recommended. School of Night has put the fun back into the monarchy. ... full review
CHRISTOPHER MCKENZIE certified reviewer June 26, 2017
It was good thanks for putting it on... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2017
Worth Seeing for the production, music, staging and creativity!!!... full review