Howard Barker’s The Castle is an epic work, blasting apart – with humor and violence – the boundaries of desire, pain, and sexuality. After an absence of 7 years, a group of Crusaders returns ‘home’ to find authority, religion, and human relations all upended and a new society established by the women who have been left behind. The battle lines are drawn immediately. “The Castle is one of the richest and most densely written of Barker’s entire oeuvre.”
Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Ann…..Jennifer Van Dyck
Serious Money – In a scathing satire set in the trading pits and boardrooms of London’s financial district, acclaimed English playwright Caryl Churchill tackles the insider trading, corporate raiding and leveraged buyouts of the late ’80s. Churchill’s acidly funny, cocaine-fueled ride examines the abuses of power, greed and sexual politics that continue to resonate with the current global financial crisis. Fiercely witty and shockingly prophetic, Serious Money also features music and lyrics by Ian Dury, Micky Gallagher and Chas Jankel.