HARD BARD Cardenio

Cardenio  |  Directed by Tony Driscoll

Cardenio has closed! Thank you to all that attended and made this show a hit.

This show ran in November 2012 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center  (formerly the Center House Theatre)

GreenStage's 2012 "Hard Bard" production is Cardenio, by Shakespeare (with a little help from his friends... his dead friends.) Directed by Tony Driscoll.
It's a very grave love story - A Tyrant's cold blooded scheme to attain love is stalled when the Lady he longs for makes a grave attempt to escape his lustful desires. Gruesome and absurd acts of revenge, murder, suicide, lust, grave robbing, and necrophilia, make this romantic tragedy a Hard Bard experience you will never forget.
Scholars continue to debate whether Cardenio is the work of Shakespeare (and John Fletcher) or Thomas Middleton, but one thing is certain: THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

Want to know more about the history of Cardenio? Check out this fun timeline created by Nicole Vernon and Meredith Armstrong.


  • Tyrant: Aaron Allshouse
  • Leonella: Meredith Armstrong
  • Bellarius: Geb Brown
  • Anselmus: Anthony Duckett
  • Govianus (Cardenio): Matthew Gilbert
  • Blood wench: Julia Griffin
  • Memphonius: William Li
  • Votarius: Tyler Lockwood
  • Musician/ensemble: Mark McQuinn
  • Wife: Amelia Meckler
  • Helvetius: Michael Ramquist
  • Sophonirus: Eli Simons
  • Lady: Nicole Vernon



This production Contains material that some people may find objectionable. Probably not appropriate for children, but hey, they're your kids. There will be blood; the front row (at least) is a splash zone. Don't say we didn't warn you.