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by Thomas' Middleton and Dekker
Directed & Adapted by Artistic Director Thomas Wells
We're so excited to bring Dead Man's Hand to the

Greenhouse Theatre's new Trellis Reading Series May 13th @ 7pm


Before Law and Order ripped plots from the headlines, the Thomases wroteThe Roaring Girl.

Based on real life "most notorious female member of 17th-century England’s underworld" Molly Frifth, Moll Cutpurse is just trying to mind her own. Marked as the towns Girl You Least Want To Marry, Moll finds herself the center of everybody's nasty business. But in the end she proves that honor never comes through dishonest means. Come get the first peak of our own Tom's adaptation of this amazing play, slated for a full Two Pence production in 2015!

 

Two Pence Theatre Co. is in the second year of their popular reading series Dead Man’s Hand. Featuring 90 minute cuts of plays written by Shakespeare’s peers, friends and frenemies. Each reading features a new lineup of Chicago’s most exciting actors and directors in casual settings exploring these often overlooked gems (and the occasional hilarious stinker.) From Beaumont to Webster, and everyone in between, join Two Pence for a beer and hear what was going on in the theatre world when Olde English was modern, the streets had no gutters, and no one knew that ole’ Will Shakespeare would be the one to outshine them all. 

 

 

 

We're proud of our on-going partnership with graphic design firm Pen Pixel Studios- check out just some of the amazing work they've done for us below

 

 

  

       

 

 

Visit our Facebook page to see images from The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Richard II, all of our readings, our Lebowski and Tarantino Shakespeare Mashups, rehearsals, parties, education and more!

Like supporting and creating art in your community? Like our style? TWO PENCE is currently expanding our Board of Directors. Contact kathryn@twopencetheatre.org for more information.

Want to get involved? Email tom@twopencetheatre.org with your inquiry, resume or ideas!