by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Henry Krieger
Adapted and Directed by Elizabeth Tanner
February 24 – April 1, 2007
presented at The Heartland Studio
Edward II is an intense and swiftly moving account of a king controlled by his basest passions, a weak man who became a puppet of his homosexual lover, and paid a tragic price for forsaking the governance of his country. The action tales place in early fourteenth-century England, during a period when England was surrounded by enemies in Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, and France.
Edward, preoccupied by the banishment of his lover, Gaveston, barely acknowledged the nascent crises that threaten his realm; he indulged his passions and abdicated his duties, failing to recognize that his willful and persistent refusal to attend to state affairs was eroding his royal authority.
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Rave reviews for Edward II:
"the emerging Bohemian Theatre Ensemble is known for uncommonly decent young actors. Head over to "Edward II" at the new BoHo Theatre behind the Heartland Cafe, and you'll see the evidence--Sean Walton's compelling Edward, Esteban Cruz's disarmingly moving Gaveston, Sean Parker's splendidly unpleasant Mortimer."
–Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune