Annabella is the delectably nubile daughter of a nobleman, Florio of Parma. Every eligible
bachelor in Italy, it seems, wants to marry her. But her heart belongs to her brother, Giovanni.
Full of the idealism of youth, the siblings’ passion is all-consuming, and can only bring about
their ruin. With the men of Parma ready to fight and kill for Annabella’s hand, religion,
morality and madness all collide as the brother and sister’s secret is revealed. One of the most
controversial plays in the English theatrical canon, John Ford’s brilliant re-imagining of Romeo
and Juliet leads audiences deep into a story of passion, lust, vengeance, greed, corruption,
incest, and murder. After almost 400 years, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’s tale of forbidden love
remains controversial, shocking, and theatrically spellbinding.
Event Hours: 7:30 pm, 17 & 18 at 2:00 pm
Location: The Babcock Theatre
Address: 300 S 1400 E (1st level of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre), Salt Lake City
Web Site: www.theatre.utah.edu/event/tis-pity-shes-a-whore/