adapted and directed by Megan Tripaldi
They thought they could get away with treating them like dirt. They thought that they were safe in their high castles. They were so very wrong. “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Throughout history the term “witch” has been thrown out as a way to brush off or denounce women. Naked Shakespeare gives voices to the voiceless in a time where the definition consent as well as stories of assault and abuse are questioned. The adaptation, created and directed by Megan Tripaldi, features scenes from four plays woven into a powerful tale of pain, revenge, and magic as told through Shakespeare’s words. The story of Curséd follows three women who have been accused as witches for trying to speak the truth against the horrible treatment they have endured get the chance to fight back. They’ve killed their husbands, their children, and now there is nothing left for them to lose. Using the term “witch” to their advantage, they get the chance to show their tormentors what real power looks like. This performance includes selections from the following plays: The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, Henry IV, part two, and of course Macbeth.