The Duchess of Malfi

by John Webster
irected by Lavina Jadhwani​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

4/17/2015 10:00 AM - 4/26/2015 10:00 AM

Previews 4/15 & 4/16
WED - SAT at 7:30 PM
SUN at 2 PM

scenic design by Greg Pinsoneault
costume design by Stephanie Tomey
lighting design by Lindsay Rosenfeld
sound design by Kevin A. Cushman
dramaturgy by Aaryanna Gariss
stage management by Julia Bates

DePaul's Fullerton Stage

(773) 325-7900

The Duchess asserts her freedom of choice to marry whom she pleases, even if her beloved Antonio is “beneath her class.” Her brothers retaliate in protest and send their henchman, Bosola, to keep an eye on the Duchess. The result: a tragedy full of complex players, destruction, violence, greed, secrets, madness, murders, double crosses, poison, treachery, and good old-fashioned aristocratic revenge.

Notoriously one of the greatest blood baths of the stage, this Jacobean drama is reimagined by Lavina Jadhwani, MFA Directing, Class of 2015.

How do you preserve love in a corrupt society?

​The cast features ​​Christian Cook (Roderigo/Executioner), William Delforge (Pescara/Executioner), Bernard Gilbert (Antonio), Jalen Gilbert (Bosola), Kayla Holder (Cariola/Nun), Noah Laufer (Cardinal), Ashlyn Lozano (Duchess), Erika Miranda (Julia), Hugh Smith (Ferdinand), and Peter Varga (Delio).

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:
If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests. 

Audio Description & Touch Tour:
The performance of The Duchess of Malfi on 4/24 at 7:30 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 6 PM in the school's main lobby. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (773) 325-7900.

Performances Interpreted in American SIgn Language & Assisted Listening Devices:
The performance of The Duchess of Malfi on 4/26 at 2 PM will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. ​In addition, assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request. ​