A Hilarious Suspected Shakespeare True-Crime Comedy

in a Hidden Room somewhere within 311 W 7th Street, Austin Texas 78701…

info:  310-243-6426

The Hidden Room Theatre beckons you inside this suspected-Shakespeare, hilarious true-crime dark comedy  ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM. 

The lamentable and true tale of Master Arden, his wicked wife, her insatiable lover, and the bumbling ruffians the illicit pair hire to kill him…

Published anonymously and registered in 1592, Arden was first suggested as the work of Shakespeare in 1770. Hidden Room presented a staged reading of Arden of Faversham for the Apocrypha Project in 2015, which had audiences crying with laughter and on their feet at every closing bow.

Why it Might Be By Shakespeare: Stylometric tests and the play’s sheer merit have some scholars convinced that a young Shakespeare had at least a collaborative hand in the play, possibly co-writing with Kyd and/or Marlowe. Vocabulary and style point towards the middle section of the play, specifically Act 3 as potentially young Shakespeare’s work. The Matriarch is convinced, but urges you to join us and decide for yourself.

House Band/Chorus The Worry Folk
Directed by Beth Burns
Dramaturgy by Dr Eric Rasmussen and Dr Ian de Jong
Costume Design by Aaron Flynn
Dance Choreography by Kelly Hasandras
Fight Choreography by Toby Minor
Starring Jill Swanson, Rommel Sulit, Toby Minor, Todd Kassens, Zac Carr, Jay Fraley, Jason Newman, Judd Farris, Amber Quick, Michael Ferstenfeld, Austin Hanna, Ryan Wright, and Seth Cleveland.


Saturday Feb 8 – Post-Show Presentation and Toast with Dr. Eric Rasmussen

Sunday Feb 9 – Relaxed PerformanceThursday 13 – Industry Night

Friday 14 – Valentine’s Special

Saturday 15 – Valentine’s Special

Sunday 16 – Valentine’s Special

Thursday 27th – Relaxed Performance

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes






This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

This production has been generously funded by The Creative Fund Q Rental Subsidy Grant Program.  The Creative Fund provides much needed support to local performing artists, enabling them to further their creative endeavors.