Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama, Other
Written by David Stallings; directed by Antonio Miniño

MTWorks continues its acclaimed fifth season with the magical world premiere of THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE,written by award-winning playwright and Artistic Director David Stallings and directed byfounding memberAntonio Miniño. THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE will play a 3-week limited engagement at theJune Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; South side of street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Performances begin Wednesday, April 13th through Saturday, April  30th .

Henrietta has always been enraptured by the works of William Shakespeare. When she dangerously invites an innocent boy into her magical world, she discovers her family has not only censored the Bard, but also kept her from one of his most scandalous tales. Will their actions crush her imagination, make it spin out of control, or will they join her in a land of Ophelias, Calibans and Kings? Welcome to the Imaginarium of Henrietta Bowdler in 18th Century Bath.

Inspired by the complete censored works of William Shakespeare by Thomas, Jane & Harriet (Henrietta) Bowdler. Written by award-winner David Stallings.

FeaturingEric C. Bailey*, Sarah Chaney* (MTWorks’ The Oath), Jason Emanuel, Diánna Martin (MTWorks’ The Oath), Frankie Seratch (MTWorks’ Barrier Island), Peter B. Schmitz*, Corey Tazmania* (NJ Rep’s The Housewives of Mannheim) and Cotton Wright* (Flux Theatre Ensemble’s Pretty Theft & Angel Eaters).


Produced by Martha Goode (Circle in the Square’s The Miracle Worker). Set design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Award nominee Outstanding Set Design for To Barcelona!); costume design by Rachel Dozier-Ezell; lighting design by Dan Gallagher; original music composed byJessie Montgomery. Carolynn Richer is the production stage manager and Jean Marie Hufford is the assistant stage manager. Dialect coaching by David Malcolm Wells. Press representation by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR and Michael Roderick/Small Pond Entertainment is the producing consultant.



THE FAMILY SHAKESPEARE plays the following schedule through Saturday, April 30th:


Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm


Tuesday performances are followed by a talk-back.


Tickets are $18 and are now available online at or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theatre’s Box Office 30min prior to the show.


**Running time: 2 hours including one intermission**


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*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

About the Company: Maieutic Theatre Works

is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company based in NYC that premieres distinctive new plays, bringing Broadway caliber to Off-Off Broadway audiences since 2006.  Now home to both emerging and established theater professionals, MTWorks' mission is to birth new plays inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York.


Past productions include The 2011 National NewBorn Festival sponsored by The City College of New York’s Psychology Club and Department; Cody Daigle’s A Home Across The Ocean at Theatre Row, directed by Dev Bondarin; Carol Carpenter’s Good Lonely People at The Robert Moss Theatre (Winner of 3 Planet Connections Theatre Awards; Best Supporting Actress, Best New Playwright, Activist Award), directed by Diánna Martin; David Stallings’ Barrier Island (Center Stage), directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2010 National NewBorn Festival at Asya Geisberg Studio, various directors; Underworld: Duets at The Triad NYC (Benefit); 4 Variations of Mee at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, various directors; Louise Flory's Look After You at The SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC 09), directed by David Stallings; Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath at The Arclight Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2009 National NewBorn Festival at The ArcLight Theater, various directors; Into the Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music at The Triad NYC (Benefit); David Stallings' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at The Connelly Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea (FringeNYC 08); Cody Daigle's Providence at The Rock Theatre, directed by Ian Crawford; Underworld: A Night With Broadway's Understudies at The D-Lounge (Benefit); The 2008 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; David Stallings's Arpeggio at The 45th Street Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2007 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; and David Stallings’ Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs at The Rock Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea.


Preview:   04/13/11
Open:   04/13/11
Close:   04/30/11

Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

Tuesday performances are followed by a talk-back.

Theater:   June Havoc Theatre
Address:   312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018
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