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About The Saintliness of Margery Kempe - Off Broadway

Show Info

Running Time
2 hours, 15 minutes
Audience
Ages 14 and up
Previewed
Jul 5, 2018
Opened
Jul 12, 2018
Closed
Aug 26, 2018

The Saintliness of Margery Kempe Reviews

Mr. Wulp has a refreshing sense of humor!
Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times
In John Wulp’s comedy, Andrus Nichols shines. She brings a Molly Shannon-esque guilelessness, innocent and cunning, to the title role.
Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New Yorker
A Biting Satire!
Gay City News

Summary

“Morality! Damn all morality! Damn! Damn! Damn!”

Margery Kempe thinks she is a remarkable woman. The rest of the world doesn't quite see it that way.

The Saintliness of Margery Kempe follows the true-life misadventures of the famed English woman of the 14th Century. She begins her career by throwing her lot in with the Devil and buying a brewery. When this doesn’t work out, she decides to become a saint instead, although she has none of the qualifications for the job!

The legendary Austin Pendleton directs this comical and amazingly timely play. The creative team includes playwright and scenic designer John Wulp, lighting designers Jennifer Tipton and Matthew Richards, costume designer Barbara Bell, with original music and sound design by Ryan Rumery. Andrus Nichols, who starred in Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility and earned raves for her portrayal in the title role of Bedlam's acclaimed production of Saint Joan, takes on the role of the less-than-saintly Margery Kempe.

Venue

The Duke on 42nd St.

229 W 42nd Street
New York, NY
646.223.3010