For the first time, Taboo is leaving the province. We’re sharing The Waiting Gentlewoman with the fine audiences at the Fundy Fringe Festival!
The Waiting Gentlewoman is a short play by Taboo Theatre Playwright in Residence, Mark Foster, directed by AD Lara Lewis. It premiered in 2017 as part of Taboo’s double-bill, Seasonal Affective Dramas. It was previously workshopped at the King’s Inringement Festival and Halifax Re-Fringed.
The Waiting Gentlewoman is a play in dialogue with Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. It follows a vanity production of the play, and the disintegrating real-life marriage of the actors playing Beatrice and Benedick. The play is explores the relationship between art and capitalism, power, abuse, and toxic masculinity, and the incubation of misogyny in artistic spaces.
Cast includes Jessy Matthews and Kirsten Bruce. Poster by William Sinclair. Original costumes by Kaelen MacDonald and Carolyn Claypoole.