Captain Overlord's Folly or The Fool's Revenge

Author: John Clancy

Captain Overlord's Folly or The Fool's Revenge

Description: A gang of homicidal clowns invade and destroy a 19th century well-made play.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 11/8/2011
Content Advisory: Nudity, violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
4 Females, 10 Males

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Brechtian · Comedy · Fight Sequences · Large Cast Size · Meta · Mostly Male Characters · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Satire/Parody · The Theatre

Original Production Information

Captain Overlord’s Folly or the Fool’s Revenge was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, Jonathan Mills, Director, in 2007. It received a staged reading at the festival in August, 2008. The show was directed by the author. The cast was as follows:

John Foolking - Paul Urcioli
Captain Overlord- Kurt Rhoads
Baron Waterloo-Gallipoli - Kevin Pariseau
Giles - Matt Oberg
John Staine - Mike McShane
The Clown King - Paul Urcioli
Maniac Clown - Christoher Yeatts
Sue Chester-Hampshire-Shireshire - Melissa Lynch
Tom Hatcher - Wil Petre
Girl Clown - Eva Van Dok
Boy Clown - Ben Schneider
Heavy Clown - Nancy Walsh
Older Clown - Barb Pitts
1st Academic - Kurt Rhoads
2nd Academic - Mike McShane
3rd Academic - Kevin Pariseau