The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Name: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Address: 121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Production Information
First performance date: April 17, 2023
Opening date: April 27, 2023
Closing date: May 13, 2023
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
One of the first parodies of the English theater, this Elizabethan comedy is a joyful romp that celebrates our collective capacity to improvise and natural desire to be center stage. A play about the elopement of star-crossed lovers called The London Merchant is about to be performed when an unexpected interruption occurs. The actors adapt and invent a new story – an outrageous quest called The Knight of the Burning Pestle – which takes over the stage in hilariously disruptive ways. Everyone shares in the triumph of love, adventure, and the anything-can-happen nature of live theater.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Red Bull Theater Producer
Fiasco Theater Presenter
Francis Beaumont Playwright
Noah Brody Director
Emily Young Director
Christopher Swader Set Designer
Justin Swader Set Designer
Yvonne Miranda Costume Designer
Reza Behjat Lighting Designer

Actor Role
Jessie Austrian N/A
Royer Bockus N/A
Tina Chilip N/A
Paul L. Coffey N/A
Devin E. Haqq N/A
Teresa Avia Lim N/A
Darius Pierce N/A
Ben Steinfeld N/A
Paco Tolson N/A
Tatiana Wechsler N/A
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2024 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Performer in a Play Paco Tolson Actor