Olivia Williamson & Mary Candler / Photo credits: Basil Rodericks

Olivia Williamson & Mary Candler / Photo credits: Basil Rodericks

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?

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.

Contextualizing Pre-Show Panels
Hedgepig is hosting a series of pre-show panels to further engage in this conversation. Panels are free to attend with a ticket to any performance of Mary Stuart.

Friday, April 12th at 7 PM
Forgiveness (co-hosted by Company of Fools)

Saturday, April 13th at 7 PM
Don’t Save Me

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

Olivia williamson & Mary Candler / Photo credit: Basil rodericks

Olivia williamson & Mary Candler / Photo credit: Basil rodericks


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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