March 2, 2023, 8:00 p.m. to March 5, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EST

The event location is

Greene and Semel Theaters

A photo of the bridge in the Boston Public Garden with a pink filter and white outlines of silhouettes and lighting trusses overhead


Evening shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Joe Antoun
Written by Munroe Shearer ’23

In the final days of his life, playwright Christopher Marlowe is wrapped into a revolutionary plot which brings him nose to nose with Queen Elizabeth I, haunted by the many sacrifices of a long and terrible reign. The play examines grief, regret, and the eternal push and pull between true artists and those who see their existence as a threat.

NewFest is a celebration of creativity, featuring a new full-length play by the winner of the Rod Parker Playwriting Award, a workshop production of a new play by a professional playwright, and other short plays written, directed, and performed by Emerson students.