The Knight of the Burning Pestle

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+.

Theatre Pro Rata presents
The Knight of the Burning Pestle
by Francis Beaumont
Directed by Amber Bjork

In the first full-length, English-language theatrical parody, a company of actors prepares for a performance of The London Merchant. But a pair of wealthy patrons demand their apprentice Rafe be inserted into the play. He becomes the errant Knight of the Burning Pestle, tasked to prove his bravery amidst the plot of a love story that does not need him. Written at the peak of the Jacobean era and lampooning the best of the bygone Elizabethan playwrights, The Knight of the Burning Pestle stands as proof that players, patrons, and the theatre-going experience have changed little over the centuries.

Photo Credit: Charles Gorill


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