Summer 2017, Blackstone Field: A theatre company begins their newest play, about a merchant’s apprentice who falls in love with the merchant’s beautiful daughter — when suddenly a couple in the audience interrupt to complain about plays making fun of honest London middle-class citizens, and demand a good old-fashioned adventure story, with knights, princesses, and giants. The exploits of the Knight of the Burning Pestle — a grocer’s apprentice turned hero — combined with the original plot form the action of Francis Beaumont’s metatheatrical adventure play.
Monty Python meets Don Quixote…this metatheatrical mash-up is coming August 2017 to Blackstone Field, Providence, RI! Bring chairs/picnic blankets and enjoy a comedy outdoors!
THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by Francis Beaumont
directed by Rebecca Maxfield
August 11–27, 2017
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings
at Blackstone Field, across from Narragansett Boat Club
2 River Road, Providence, RI
Suggested donation $15