The Spanish Tragedy

Press Photos by Kevin Hollenbeck

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"Time is the author both of truth and right,
And time will bring this treachery to light."

Jaki Demarest as Revenge

An envoy from Portugal arrives in the Court of Spain. The King of Spain (Michael J. Galizia), Don Cyprian, the Duke of Castile (Bill Jones) and Hieronimo, the Knight-Marshal (David Dubov) greet the Portuguese Ambassador (Mara McKann) and Don Balthazar, the Prince of Portugal (Joshua Engel).

"The trespass that my father made in peace
Is now controlled by fortune of the wars;
And cards once dealt, it boots not ask why so. "

Don Balthazar, Prince of Portugal is a captive of war.

Portuguese Ambassador (Mara McKann), Balthazar (Joshua Engel), Hieronimo (David Dubov), King of Spain (Michael J. Galizia), Don Cyprian (Bill Jones)

"Meanwhile live thou, though not in liberty,
Yet free from bearing any servile yoke;
For in our hearing thy deserts were great,
And in our sight thyself art gracious."

The King of Spain greets the Prince of Portugal courteously.

Portuguese Ambassador (Mara McKann), Balthazar (Joshua Engel), Hieronimo (David Dubov), King of Spain (Michael J. Galizia), Don Cyprian (Bill Jones)

The more thou sit'st within these leafy bowers,
The more will Flora deck it with her flowers.

Bel-imperia (Maureen Shanahan) and Horatio (J. Peter Langsdorf) share a tender moment, unaware that they are being watched by Balthazar (Joshua Engel), Revenge (Jaki Demarest) and the Ghost of Don Andrea (Donald Cook).

"Give me a kiss, I'll countercheck thy kiss."

Bel-imperia (Maureen Shanahan) and Horatio (J. Peter Langsdorf)

"Ay me most wretched, that have lost my joy
In leesing my Horatio, my sweet boy!"

Isabella (Rachel Duda) and Hieronimo (David Dubov) discover their murdered son Horatio (J. Peter Langsdorf).

"Strike, and strike home, where wrong is offered thee."

Hieronimo (David Dubov), watched over by Revenge (Jaki Demarest), contemplates how to gain justice for the death of his son.

"I am the next, the nearest, last of all."

Watched by the Ghost of Don Andrea (Donald Cook) and Revenge (Jaki Demarest), the King (Michael J. Galizia) laments the events in Spain.