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Christopher Marlowe’s status as an early proponent of blank verse (and major literary role model for William Shakespeare) is widely accepted. Details of his short life and unseemly demise, however, remain open to debate. Rorschach Theatre’s production of David Grimm’s Kit Marlowe gives equal weight to allegations and fact in its bawdy, colorful interpretation of Marlowe’s private life as a spy, heretic, and homosexual. Grimm’s script features character sketches drawn from all of Marlowe’s works and a plot that closely parallels The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus: Grimm’s free-spirited protagonist signs a blood pact with Queen Elizabeth’s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, and becomes an overnight literary sensation. It’s a treatment of the Renaissance playwright and poet that is very much in the spirit of Marlowe’s devotion to myth-making: From the humble upbringing to the horrible fate to a pair of trousers that just won’t stay on, it’s the full monty. The performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, to Sunday, Dec. 2, at Casa del Pueblo Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Road NW. $12n$20. (202) 452-5538.