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Red Barn

Independent Shakespeare Co.

Weekly Event - Every Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday

Los Angeles, CA

Red Barn

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General (any day except 11/17) 1 hour before event starts $25.00 $1.62
Student (any day except 11/17) 3 hours before event starts $15.00 $1.37
Saturday, November 17 benefit 3 hours before event starts $75.00 $2.87

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Independent Shakespeare Co. presents
A New Musical Based on an Old Case.

Written by David Melville
Directed by Melissa Chalsma

David Melville grew up hearing the true story of a murder that took place in 1827 in a nearby village. As he researched the story while writing, he discovered truth is indeed stranger than fiction. 

In the village of Polstead, Maria Marten, the mole-catcher’s daughter and William Cordor, the son of a wealthy landowner had an illicit affair. She became pregnant. WIlliam promised to marry her. And then the a baby died under mysterious circumstances and was buried in a field.

Still insisting he would marry Maria, WIlliam takes Maria away from Polstead. She was never seen alive again. What followed involved extraordinary subterfuge, a former convict of an Australian Penal Colony, a school for young girls, a wife located via an ad in the London Times, and 20,000 people attending the public execution of William Corder.

Hear a sample of the music:

Featuring: Julia Aks, Rachel Appelbaum, Bob Beuth*, Mary Guilliams*, Aisha Kabia*, David Melville*, Ashley Nguyen, Dana Pollak, Erika Soto, Claudia de Vasco*
*Member of Actor's Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers of the United States

Costume Design: Michelle Neumann

October 25-November 18, 2012
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm

*Special Benefit Performance on Saturday, November 17. $75. Drinks, food, and revelry included.

General $ 25
Student $ 15

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Discounts for Groups of 10 or more contact Melissa Chalsma (

Independent Shakespeare Co. At the STUDIO
3191 Casitas Ave. #168
Los Angeles 90039

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Have questions about Red Barn? Contact Independent Shakespeare Co.


ISC Studio
3191 Casitas Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039


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