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Knight of the Burning Pestle

Knight of the Burning Pestle

The first parody play in the English language, “Knight of the Burning Pestle” by Francis Beaumont is the story of Jasper and Luce, two young lovers who live through all the cliches of theatrical love. This production, as put on by the fictional students of the fictional Strom Thurmond High School, is heckled and altered by George and Nell, a married couple in the audience who are mad their son Ralph doesn’t have more lines in the play.

Directed by Jack McManus
Asst. Directed by Henri Brusasco
Stage Managed by Jake Bardack
Costume/Set Design by Alex Church-Gonzales
Photos by Jason Llaguno

(L to R) Leah Sandow, Colby Ourand, Sophia Carlin, Alex Grimm, Jack Harding, Olivia Valek, Jason Schlaman, and Sarah Smagala in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Leah Sandow, Colby Ourand, Sophia Carlin, Alex Grimm, Jack Harding, Olivia Valek, Jason Schlaman, and Sarah Smagala in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Taylor Larson, Emily Conlon, Colby Ourand, and Leah Sandow in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Taylor Larson, Emily Conlon, Colby Ourand, and Leah Sandow in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Jack Harding, Sarah Smagala, Alex Grimm, and Leah Sandow in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Jack Harding, Sarah Smagala, Alex Grimm, and Leah Sandow in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Olivia Valek and Jack Harding in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Olivia Valek and Jack Harding in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Colby Ourand, Leah Sandow, Jason Schlaman, and Sophia Carlin in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Colby Ourand, Leah Sandow, Jason Schlaman, and Sophia Carlin in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

Jack Harding in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

Jack Harding in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Sarah Smagala, Alex Grimm, and Jack Harding in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”

(L to R) Sarah Smagala, Alex Grimm, and Jack Harding in “Knight of the Burning Pestle”