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    514 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
    Jul 01, 2024, 7:00 PM
    514 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
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Compleat Female Stage Beauty

When Men Were Women and Women Could Only Watch A Battle of the Sexes, On AND Off Stage

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Compleat Female Stage Beauty
Compleat Female Stage Beauty

Time & Location

Mar 13, 2022, 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Play

Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffrey Hatcher

directed Luisa Sermol*^

A live ARC Stream 

Written by Barrymore Award winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, the Actors’ Reading Collective’s production of Compleat Female Stage Beauty tells the story of the most famous portrayer of female roles on the London stage, Ned Kynaston. A celebrity to the highest degree, Kynaston is applauded onstage and off for his interpretations of Shakespeare’s tragic heroines: Ophelia, Cleopatra, and especially his Desdemona.

It is 1660 and toward the end of the Renaissance, London based theatres are re-opening after an 18-year hiatus (sound familiar?) and only men were legally allowed onstage. After King Charles II decides to allow women to play female roles, Kynaston’s world is turned upside-down. And as his light dims, women become the stars, including the king’s own courtesan, Nell, and Kynaston’s former dresser, Maria. Will Kynaston’s desire for revenge give him a chance to take the stage again? Is the spotlight big enough for everyone?

Cast:

Rotimi Agbabiaka*, Chris Ayles *^, Mary Baird, James Carpenter*^, Ron Chapman*, Anthony Fusco*^, Amy Kossow*, Catherine Luedtke*, Carrie Paff*^, Robert Parsons*, Marcia Pizzo*^, Timothy Redmond*^, Giovanni Rodriguez, Mia Tagano*^,  

and Michael Ray Wisely*^

*Member, Actors' Equity

^Member, Screen Actors' Guild

TICKETS

  • ARC Stream $100

    This ticket includes the gratifying feeling of having greatly assisted the artists bringing you this show.

    $100.00
    +$2.50 service fee
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  • ARC Stream $50

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
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  • ARC Stream $25

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
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  • ARC Stream $15

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee
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  • ARC Stream $10

    $10.00
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  • ARC Stream $5

    $5.00
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  • ARC Stream $0

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  1. Into the Breeches! - Monday, July 1. > BOOK HERE

  2. Malvolio - Sunday, July 21. > BOOK HERE

  3. Compleat Female Stage Beauty - Monday, August 12. > BOOK HERE

  4. Buzz - Monday, August 26. > BOOK HERE

  5. BOOK A FOUR-PACK HERE!

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