Lydia Leaning on Her Arms (in a theatre box) by Mary Cassatt

Willing Suspension Productions

Willing Suspension Productions is a student theater company within Boston University that specializes in producing rarely performed English Renaissance drama. Established and run by graduate students within the BU English Department, the company has spent over 15 years giving full theatrical stagings to the oft-neglected masterpieces of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, offering audiences a unique opportunity to see live productions of plays by authors such as Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton.

Recent productions include:

  • Arden of Faversham, anonymous (2014)
  • The Woman’s Prize, or The Tamer Tamed, John Fletcher (2013)
  • A King and No King, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (2012)
  • Bartholomew Fair, Ben Jonson (2011)
  • The Changeling, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley (2010)
  • The Dutch Courtesan, John Marston (2009)
  • A Mad World My Masters, Thomas Middleton (2008)
  • Edward II, Christopher Marlowe (2007)
  • The Maid’s Tragedy, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (2006)
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