Double Falsehood

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The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company presents Double Falsehood by Lewis Theobald, adapted from Cardenio, the lost play of Shakespeare and Fletcher, directed by Thomas Bigley and Alex Parker.
Filling out the capable ensemble are Michael Bigley, Dylan Booth, Katie Hotchkiss, Tim Oakes, Jesse James Thomas, Susan Vesely, and Dan White.
Porters board members Thomas Bigley and Alex Parker jointly assume the director’s chair.
Bigley and Parker are both recipients of numerous Valley Theatre Award nominations, with Parker’s recent production of The Tempest taking home the Ovation Award for Featured Actress in a Play.
Double Falsehood is produced with the Porters’ ambition of crossing every t and dotting every i along the road to completing Shakespeare’s canon.
Running June 6th at 11:30pm, June 7th at 5:30pm, June 8th & 9th at noon, and June 15th & 16th at 11pm.
Presented at The Broadwater (Studio)
1078 Lillian Way
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Reviews

"Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company has dedicated itself to the plays of Shakespeare; with Double Falsehood, part of the Hollywood Fringe for 2019, they have moved into the realm of debated plays by the Bard."

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


Stephen Fife
"All of this could be the stuff of greatness in the hands of a great playwright, but it seems very generic in the hands of Theobald. The Porters of Hellgate try to give it a mythic-meta timelessness, setting it “neither here nor there …long ago and also right now.” They also bring in music from Eminem and other contemporary artists. None of which feels organic. In fact, it makes a confusing story harder to follow and more difficult to get emotionally involved in. Still, one appreciates the Porters bringing this historical curio to the Hollywood Fringe (and soon to their NoHo home), and those with unfettered admiration for the Bard would do well to check it out. "

sweet-sour - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"The main villain has such a weak backstory. There’s so many Shakespearian stories that have done it better."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


"Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company has dedicated itself to the plays of Shakespeare; with Double Falsehood, part of the Hollywood Fringe for 2019, they have moved into the realm of debated plays by the Bard."

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


Stephen Fife
"All of this could be the stuff of greatness in the hands of a great playwright, but it seems very generic in the hands of Theobald. The Porters of Hellgate try to give it a mythic-meta timelessness, setting it “neither here nor there …long ago and also right now.” They also bring in music from Eminem and other contemporary artists. None of which feels organic. In fact, it makes a confusing story harder to follow and more difficult to get emotionally involved in. Still, one appreciates the Porters bringing this historical curio to the Hollywood Fringe (and soon to their NoHo home), and those with unfettered admiration for the Bard would do well to check it out. "

sweet-sour - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"The main villain has such a weak backstory. There’s so many Shakespearian stories that have done it better."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review