15 Villainous Fools

A Somewhat Shakespearean Comedy

About The Show

Following a rock star run at FringeNYC, these two ladies bring pandemonium and a tornado of unstoppable energy to Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. It’s wacky. It’s wild. It’s somewhat understandable. It’s old school Billy Shakespeare and two fast-talking women stirring up trouble on the stage. Clothes are tossed, hearts are broken, twins are lost. Don’t miss out this summer at the PIT.

"The Bard has yet another win to tally...15 Villainous Fools is a meat-and-potatoes show for Capital Fringe, but rarely so well done" -DCTheatreScene.com

"Shakespearean scholar and novice can both enjoy this riotous showcase for two performers with standout comedic timing." -Time Out New York

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New York Magazine

"A riotous good time." 

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Theater Is Easy

"You’ll be sure to have a blast with these two wonderful clowns."

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DC Metro Theater Arts

"Seeing the hilarity and chaos that is '15 Villainous Fools' is worth the trip."

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CurtainUp

"Atwood and Seymour are terrific clowns...no question you'll find yourself pulled into the action and perhaps laughing more than you ever have."

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About Us

Olivia Atwood

Liv hails from Milton, MA, and just graduated Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, with an English/Theater major and a Cinema Studies minor. She has studied with The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut and The Second City in Chicago. Favorite roles include Feste the Jester in Twelfth Night, Bernice in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Gayle in Almost, Maine, Claire in A Delicate Balance, Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation, and Logan Schwartzandgrubenierre inThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Olivia is an accomplished writer, having won national awards for her poetry, and a competitive speaker, continuously placing in speech tournaments with the National Forensics League and delivering her high school’s valedictory address. Last year, Olivia won the Micoleau Family Fellowship for the Creative and Performing Arts and this year she was awarded the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Theater and Dance at Bowdoin. She would like to thank Maggie for taking a chance on her and inviting her to join in this endeavor, before they knew each other and Liv was just a crazy blonde girl in one of Maggie’s classes.

Maggie Seymour

Mags is from Baltimore, MD and graduated as an English/Theater major from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, in 2016. She is very excited to be performing 15 Villainous Fools, which began as her Senior Thesis. She has studied at the British American Drama Academy, The Movement Center, and Baltimore Improv Group. Most recent performances include Light/Dark, a devised piece based on playing with both lightness and darkness, directing The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the role of Babe in The Pajama Game and featured roles in Quake. Maggie was also involved in an improv group and a sketch comedy group at school, and works with an improv team now. She spent the past year working as the Education Intern at Trinity Rep Theater in Providence RI, a city she grew to love, and Maggie will begin a job as a teacher come this fall in NYC. She was awarded the Abraham Goldberg Prize, for the most skill in the art of designing or directing plays at Bowdoin in 2016. Mags fell in love with clowning a few years ago and simply never stopped fooling around. She looks forward to continuing to develop work with this company in the future. She cannot thank Olivia enough for being willing to play and she hopes you enjoy the show. 

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Come for 75 minutes of chaos.

The PIT Loft

154 W 29th St, Manhattan, New York, New York 10001, United States

Madness awaits.



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