What Women Want

What Women Want (or the Marriage of Sir Gawain) was a delightful musical mash-up of the Wife of Bath's tale from The Canterbury Tales and the Arthurian story of Sir Gawain.  It was written by local writer Vicki Siegel and a talented composer, Evan Alparone.  Produced by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley in 2016, and directed by Bruce Coughlan, its cast featured Steve Beecroft as Gawain and Alexis Lane Jensen as the Wife of Bath, and included Kim Flynn, Alan Coyne, Terry Haley, Peggy de Coursey, Bill Liebman, Billy Rafael, Marsha van Broek, Will Reicher, Cameron Dodd, Annette Sousa, Veronica Toro, Ron Houk, Emily Stone, Virginia Corrigan, Jenna Peters-Ring, Christine Sheppard and Nils Skudra. 

The Wife of Bath
The Wife of Bath

Chaucer
Chaucer

Strolling minstrel & clown
Strolling minstrel & clown
Three medieval ladies
Three medieval ladies
Pilgrim & tavern owner
Pilgrim & tavern owner
King Arthur
King Arthur
Peasant and student*
Peasant and student
King Arthur & Guenevere*
King Arthur & Guenevere
Sirs Bedevere, Gawain, & Pelly*
Sirs Bedevere, Gawain, & Pellinore
Knights do a Silly Walk*
Knights do a Silly Walk
Knights swear allegiance to the King *
Knights swear allegiance to the King 
Gawain & two young knights*
Gawain & two young knights
Lord of the Manor fights Gawain*
Lord of the Manor fights Gawain
Swordfight  has killed a Lady*
Swordfight has killed a Lady
Wife of Bath & medieval lady
Wife of Bath & medieval lady
Women on pilgrimage *
Women on pilgrimage 
More pilgrims*
More pilgrims
The Wife & Modern Man hook up*
The Wife & Modern Man hook up
The hag & the Wife
The hag & the Wife
The hag & Sir Gawain
The hag & Sir Gawain
The hag & King Arthur *
The hag & King Arthur 
Close-up of hag
Close-up of hag
Transformation*
Transformation
Beauty & Gawain*
Beauty & Gawain
The cast & rapper Wife*
The cast & rapper Wife
Finale
Finale

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