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.

Performance Dates:
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


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Production Team:
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.


Cast:
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