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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ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 06, 2017
Imaginative and inventive to the upper tiers.... full review
EDWARD HONG the nerds of color certified reviewer June 13, 2017
You should not miss this show. That's all that needs to be said.... full review
SHARI BARRETT broadway world certified reviewer June 16, 2017
From the brilliantly designed medieval costumes by Linda Muggeridge to producer Jen Albert's amazing fight choreography, and especially Heather Schmidt's gender-bending take on Edward II, the play was incredibly entertaining as long as you don't mind all the decapitations! Tiffany Cole cannot disguise her womanly figure, yet pulls off her role as Hugh de Spencer, the great love of the Faggot King. We were entertained from start to finish.... 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
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