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The Jester's Wife

First Preview: Sep 21, 2023

Opening Date: Sep 23, 2023

Closing Date: Oct 08, 2023

Running Time: 01:35

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Playing @

Chain Theatre / 36th Street Theatre

312 West 36th Street New York City, NY 10018

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Stories of Dymphna, legendary medieval Irish Saint, recount her escape from her crazy wicked father accompanied by her Jester and the Jester’s Wife. Spoiler alert: The Lives of the Saints tells us that the king pursues and beheads Dymphna “because she refused to consent to their brutish passion.” Yet none of these tales explain what became of the Jester and his Wife. Apparently, that couple survived to impart Dymphna’s legend, but no one has told their story. Until now.

The Jester’s Wife, a Dark Ages comedy, follows the couple as, confronted by evil and still afraid for their lives, they now encounter other perils. Contemplating questions of survival, responsibility and who gets to tell a story, this play effects an original blend of medieval and distinctly Irish tinges as the Jester’s self-preserving pragmatism and his Wife’s heroic idealism spin out interesting and entertaining moral discussions. The narrative’s examination of mythmaking, martyrdom and survivor’s guilt mingle together in ways familiar to our present lives.

Winnie Stack, Steve Weatherbee and Xander Jackson drive T.J. Elliott's laugh-packed new story about olden times. Knowledge Workings Theater presents this world premiere.
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Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:



Winnie Stack
Steve Weatherbee & Xander Jackson


T.J. Elliott

Written by

T.J. Elliott

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Directions Subway

A, C, E and 1, 2, 3 train to 34th Street / N, R, Q, and 7 train to 42nd Times Square

Assisted Listening System

None available

Directions Bus

M 11 via 9th Avenue


Elevator - There are two theatres, one each on the 3rd and 4th floors


Street level - ADA Accessible


Street parking only


None on premises

Water Fountain

None on premises

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

A, C, E and 1, 2, 3 train to 34th Street / N, R, Q, and 7 train to 42nd Times Square

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By Bus:

M 11 via 9th Avenue