'Tis Pity She's a Whore

John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore is an English revenge tragedy. It evolves around two siblings whose romantic and sexual relationship results in chaos and death, and is often referred to as the "anti-Romeo and Juliet."

Annabella's father is on the lookout to find a suitable husband for his daughter. But the two final candidates, Soranzo and Grimaldi, are mortal enemies and don't shy away from dirty play to outdo their rival. None of the men knows Annabella is not interested in either of them but burns with an undying passion for her older brother Giovanni instead. When he too vows to always love her and Annabella ends up pregnant, their secret is challenged. Annabella decides to marry Soranzo in order to evade the problem – unknowing that the nobleman is the target of a byzantine assasination plot instigated by his former lover Hippolita. Surrounded by a host of bloodthirsty conspirators Giovanni and Annabella desperately struggle for a way out.

This fast-paced production of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore will put viewers right into the center of a restricting and deranged society in which two siblings will suffer its worst consequences for acting on their love.


July 22, 23, 24 & 29, 30, 31, 2016
at 7:30 PM
Location: theaterFISTung (Hörsaal Fahnenbergplatz, Friedrichstraße 39)
Tickets: tickets@maniacts.de & Walthari
Admission: € 8,- / Reduced: € 5,-

updated: July 9th 2016 by Berny