The Wife of Bath’s Tale
Adapted from Chaucer by Lorella Loftus and Shekhar Govind | Directed by Karen Jambon
presented by Lorella Loftus and VORTEX Repertory Company
This fresh, bright adaptation of The Wife of Bath’s Tale from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, offers a modern twist on an old tale. The Wife of Bath’s Tale blends a contemporary character and setting with clever video, original illustrations and music, a splash of Middle English, and a sprinkling of time-travel. Insightful and humorous, and always surprising, it proves that the more things change, the more they stay the same. But what is the same for one, may not be the same for all...
This one-woman show stars Lorella Loftus (last seen in Good Things). Also featuring Andy Agne (Sleeping Beauty). Directed by Karen Jambon (Eurydice). Lighting design by Patrick Anthony (Eurydice). Scenic Design by Elaine Jacobs (Good Things). Illustrations by Ann Marie Gordon (Sleeping Beauty). Video Design by Kell Condon (new to Austin from NY). Sound Design by David DeMaris (R.U.R). Costume Design by Talena Martinez (Oceana). This production is presented in honorable memory of Shekhar Govind.
The Wife of Bath’s Tale is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.