This production closed on November 14, 2010.
Women Beware Women

by Thomas Middleton

adapted by Jesse Berger

directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

In a captivating world of wealth, three couples engage in a dangerous game of strategy as they vie for power and pursue their lust. This delicious revenge tragedy by Middleton, one of Shakespeare's contemporaries, is a provocative mix of dark comedy, adultery, murder, ambition and twisted love.   

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus intermission. 15+

LEANTIO, a working man
BIANCA, Leantio’s wife
MOTHER of Leantio
FABRITIO, father to Isabella
GUARDIANO, uncle and of the Ward
LIVIA, sister to Fabritio & Hippolito
HIPPOLITO, brother to Livia
ISABELLA, niece to Livia
WARD, a rich, young heir
SORDIDO, Ward’s servant
CARDINAL, brother to the Duke
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*Member of Actors' Equity Association

Creative Team


Allison Arkell Stockman

Scenic Designer

A.J. Guban^

Costume Designer

Kendra Rai^

Lighting Designer

A.J. Guban^


Jesse Terrill

Properties Designer

Samina Vieth

Fight Director

Mathew Wilson


Ashley Ivey

Production Stage Manager

Cheryl Ann Gnerlich


Jewell Fears


Vicky Mahoney

Technical Director

Jan Forbes

Scenic Charge

Sasha Goldstein

Master Electrician

Jeny Hall

Assistant Director

Amber Jackson

Technical Consultant

Leanne Bock

Sound Board Op

Brett Abelman

Assistant Sound Designer

Lynette Yorgey Winslow


Misty Demory

Costume Assistant

Anna St.Germain

Audience Services Manager

Lindsey Ruehl


Daniel Schwartz


Taylor Hitaffer

^Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE

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"A Web of Intrigue... Vibrant... Compelling...  Alluring yet Sinister...That's Entertainment!" - The Washington Post


“The wages of sin is death -- and what a jewel-colored circus death turns out to be in Constellation Theatre Company's seductive staging of the Jacobean revenge drama Women Beware Women." - The Washington Post

“Constellation, a consistently ambitious company, takes on Jesse Burger’s 2008 streamlined adaptation of Middleton’s almost four-centuries-old, over-the-top tragedy in verse with relish and enthusiasm, proving that classic theater can be very much alive and full of surprises.” - Washington Blade

“Constellation's greatest strength is their ability to work as an ensemble... There is a kind of practiced coherency at work that allows them to play at the edges" - Metro Weekly


Women Beware Women “plays to all of Stockman’s troupe’s strengths: a lively ensemble; baroque, arresting sets and costumes... bold original music... and bracing physicality” - Washington City Paper

"A sexy, tragic morality play" - Metro Weekly

"Wickedly Enjoyable... A Dark Fairy Tale... Full of Surprises" - Washington Blade 

“Wonderfully Entertaining... A Crazy, Wild Ride of a Play" - DC Theatre Scene

"Inspired... Jaunty and Sinister" - DCist


"A Machiavellian world gone mad...unleashed in the best possible way" - We Love DC

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