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About The Broken Heart - Off Broadway

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Intimacy. Intrigue. Indecency. Set in ancient Sparta, a long feud between two Spartan families has ended with the loving engagement of their children, Penthea and Orgilus. Penthea's father, however, dies before the wedding can take place, and her twin brother, Ithocles, forces her into a socially advantageous match with a ridiculously jealous older man. Ithocles returns to Sparta a war hero and falls in love with the Princess Calantha, hoping for precisely the joy he has deprived his sister. When Orgilus takes his revenge, Calantha cannot stand aloof.

The Broken Heart is a 1629 tragic-comic gem by John Ford. Making her American debut, Selina Cartmell, 2011 Irish Times Theatre Award-winner, will stage The Broken Heart. Sets by Antje Ellermann, Costumes by Susan Hilferty, Lighting by Marcus Doshi, Music by David Van Tieghem, and Choreography by Annie-B Parson.


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