Apollinaire Theatre Company announces the Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig

Date Available: 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Expiration Date: 

Sunday, May 5, 2019



by David Greig • April 5-May 4

(617) 887-2336 • www.apollinairetheatre.com

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart stars actors Brooks Reeves and Becca A. Lewis, 
with Music Direction by David Reiffel. 

Brooks Reeves recently played Bottom in our Midsummer Night's Dream, his ninth show with Apollinaire, having previously appeared in Three Sisters, The Visit, Hamlet, Brilliant Adventures, Midsummer, From White Plains, Blood Wedding, and the Norton winning Stupid Fucking Bird. Winner of the 2015 IRNE Award for best supporting actor (small company), Brooks has worked with the Golddust Orphans (Legally Blind: The Hellen Keller musical), with Bridge Rep (Julius Caesar, The Libertine), Stoneham Theater (Neville's Island), Company One (An Octaroon, Shockheaded Peter), Central Square Theater (Arabian Nights), Zeitgeist Stage (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Bent, Boys in the Band), Hub Theatre of Boston, Brown Box, Happy Medium, and Bad Habit Productions. Last spring he made his Boston area directing debut at Apollinaire with Winter Solstice.

Becca A. Lewis has appeared in numerous Apollinaireproductions including Three Sisters, Informed Consent, The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, and Detroit. Other recent roles include The Women Who Mapped the Stars (Central Square Theater with the Nora), Revolt. She said. Revolt again (CompanyOne- Dig Boston's Best Performance), Splendor (CompanyOne), GRIMM (CompanyOne- IRNE Supporting Actress), Voyeurs de Venus (CompanyOne), The Big Meal (Zeitgeist Stage- Elliot Norton nomination Outstanding Actress, Ensemble), Tigers Be Still (Zeitgeist Stage- Elliot Norton nomination Outstanding Actress, Production), My Wonderful Day (Zeitgeist Stage), A Behanding in Spokane (Theatre on Fire), Far Away, Vinegar Tom, Fen (Whistler in the Dark). Becca co-created and performs in The Pineapple Project with Queer Soup, an original piece for kids celebrating gender diversity.

David Reiffel (Musical Direction/Sound Design for The Christians & The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart) recently created the sound scape for salt piano for our summer production of Midsummer Night's Dream, David's 17th show with Apollinaire. Recent national credits include Shakespeare in Love (US premiere) Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Cymbeline (Shakespeare & Co.). Most recently he musical directed The Cradle Will Rock at BoCo@Berklee and Man of La Mancha at New Rep, for which he received the 2018 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical Direction. David designs sound and creates original music regularly at New Rep, SpeakEasy, Actors Shakespeare Project, Gloucester Stage, Stoneham/Greater Boston, Israeli Stage, and many others. He teaches Musical Theatre Songwriting at Berklee, and his musical Glory is in development at NOMTI. 


"the ultimate shaggy Satan story...it shifts seamlessly from robust silliness to sensual dreaminess... this happy mindbender offers the 
best deal going on time travel." -NY Times

An evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on…

One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads – and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke.

April 5-May 4, 2019
Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. April 14 & 28 at 3:00

Performances are at the Chelsea Theatre Works, 
189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea. 

Tickets are $30, $25 seniors, $15 students
Tickets can be purchased by calling (617) 887-2336 
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Performances will be followed by a Reception 
with the actors.

Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Music Direction & Sound Design: David Reiffel
Costume Design: Elizabeth Rocha
Dialect Coach: Christopher Sherwood Davis
SM: Robin Mackey
ASM: Jessica Viator

Ann Carpenter, Keith Foster, Kody Grassett
Becca A. Lewis, Christie Lee Gibson
Francis Xavier Norton, Brooks Reeves
Erica Risti, Slava Tchoul

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David Greig is an acclaimed and award-winning playwright, whose plays include THE EVENTS (Traverse, Scotland and Young Vic), THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART (Tron, National Theatre of Scotland), MIDSUMMER (Traverse, Soho and Tricycle), DUNSINANE (RSC at Hampstead and National Theatre of Scotland), DAMASCUS (Traverse, Scotland and Tricycle), OUTLYING ISLANDS (Traverse and Royal Court), THE AMERICAN PILOT (RSC), PYRENEES (Paines Plough), THE COSMONAUT'S LAST MESSAGE TO THE WOMAN HE WONCE LOVED IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION (Donmar Warehouse and Paines Plough) and THE ARCHITECT AND EUROPE (Traverse). Adaptations include TOUCHING THE VOID (Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Royal Lyceum), CREDITORS (Donmar Warehouse), THE BACCHAE (Edinburgh International Festival), TINTIN IN TIBET (Barbican, Playhouse and UK tour), WHEN THE BULBUL STOPPED SINGING (Traverse Theatre, - Amnesty International Award; TapWater Award and Herald Angel), CALIGULA (Donmar Warehouse) and PETER PAN (National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse and Barbican). David wrote the book for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which opened in the West End in 2013. LANARK opened at the Edinburgh International Festival in Summer 2015; his adaptation of Dr Seuss' THE LORAX opened at The Old Vic for Christmas 2015; and his new version of Aeschylus' THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN went to Edinburgh, Belfast, and Newcastle in Autumn 2016, to Manchester in Spring 2017, and goes to the Young Vic in Autumn 2017. Most recently his stage adaptation of TOUCHING THE VOID opened at the Bristol Old Vic in Autumn 2018 before going to Royal & Derngate, Northampton and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
David's work for children and young people includes: THE MONSTER IN THE HALL (TAG Theatre Co-Glasgow, 2010) YELLOW MOON (TAG Theatre Co. Glasgow, 2006 – TMA Award for Best Show for Children and Young People 2007 and Brian Way Award for Best Children's Play 2007), GOBBO (National Theatre of Scotland, 2006) DR KORCZAK'S EXAMPLE (TAG Theatre Co. Glasgow, 2001). He has also written extensively for radio. David is currently under commission to write new plays for the Royal Court Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland and is developing an original television series with co-creators David Harrower and John Crowley for Sister Pictures. He became Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in 2016.

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