by Friedrich Schiller in a version by Mike Poulton
directed by Emily Lyon
April 11-20th, 2019
The Access Theater Blackbox
380 Broadway (between Walker & White)
N/Q/R/6/A/C/E/J/Z to Canal Street
Two women vie for political power… but there can only be one at the top.
Or is there another way?
Join Hedgepig for this fast-paced production as we examine female leadership under the world's watching eyes.
Both Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, Queen of England, have a claim to the throne — one is imprisoned and the other is in power. What happens when they clash?
Contextualizing Pre-Show Panels
As more candidates join the field for the 2020 election, we hear the refrain, “I’m ready for a woman president...but not that woman.” Over 400 years later, we still see a similar narrative as two powerful female leaders from history are challenged to prove their worth. Hedgepig is hosting a series of pre-show panels to further engage in this conversation. Dates to be announced shortly.
Thursday, April 11th @ 8 PM
Friday, April 12th @ 8 PM
Saturday, April 13th @ 8 PM
Sunday, April 14th @ 2 PM
Wednesday, April 17th @ 8 PM
Thursday, April 18th @ 8 PM
Friday, April 19th @ 8 PM
Saturday, April 20th @ 2 PM
Saturday, April 20th @ 8 PM
*Followed by closing night party for all sustaining members
Director: Emily Lyon+
Fight Director: Mike Magliocca+
Dramaturg: Andy Baldeschwiler*+
Stage Manager: Lauren Jackson
Costume Design: Somie Pak
Lighting Design: Charlotte McPherson
Scenic / Property Design: Mike Mroch
Sound Design: Carsen Joenk
Associate Producer: Monica Furman
Producer: Mary Candler
Assistant Stage Manager: Glory Walsh
* indicated member of Actors' Equity Association. Members appearing courtesy of AEA.
+ indicated member of Hedgepig Ensemble. Bios can be found here.
Featuring members of Hedgepig's Ensemble:
Olivia Williamson*+ as Queen Elizabeth
Mary Candler*+ as Mary Stuart
Thomas Valdez+ as Mortimer
Jory Murphy+ as Davison
And guest artists:
Debra Lass* as Hannah Kennedy
Jason Guy* as Paulet
Greg Carere as Leicester
Zia Lawrence as Margaret
Atticus Cain* as Shrewsbury
Mark Weatherup Jr.* as Burghley