In Friedrich Schiller's "Mary Stuart," 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? More…
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 will host a series of pre-show panels to further engage in this conversation.
“Fresh take on perhaps the world’s most iconic sister rivalry...A production fit for a Queen...The lighting expertly tells the complex story...Under deft direction by Emily Lyon, the play gallops through back-room-betrayals, secrets, and professions of the heart in a lively but brisk almost three hours. Mary Candler as Mary Stuart exudes grace and quiet authority with a subtle ferocity bubbling beneath her saintly surface." Full Review
See it if You like historical plays with strong female lead, great acting, a great dramatic story between two cousins ruled England & Scotland
Don't see it if Heavy language, history, drama, very long play (almost 3 hrs) does not interest you
Also What an amazing story, very well acted. 3 hours passed like a breeze
See it if enjoy plays of historical political intrigue that reflect issues of today
Don't see it if you have difficulty following "Shakespearean" language or actors playing multiple roles
Also The play has a surprising amount of humor
See it if well written, highly dramatic theater excites you. A classic play exceptionally well done.
Don't see it if your theatrical preference is for contemporary comedy or musicals. This is a costume drama.
See it if you like a historical political drama that is beautifully written with excellent acting.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in the power struggle between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart
See it if you like historical, dramatic plays. Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I kept the drama going with great acting and great script.
Don't see it if you have trouble with stairs as the theater is on the 4th floor; or if you have no interest in 16th century drama.
See it if you like historical-political drama about trying to manipulate to save or take a sad woman's life. Like Shakespearean styled performances.
Don't see it if you mind a very long running time and an iffy costuming decision. Not interested in seeing manipulation and religious intolerance portrayed.
See it if you would enjoy a somewhat fanciful, but unique, view of the history of Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I.
Don't see it if "historical" plays and long (the running time is about 2:45) plays don't interest you.
See it if An ambitious choice for a small theater company and a small budget but they pull it off beautifully.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of long talky plays. However, there's plenty of action and excitement and the writing is gorgeous.
See it if Elizabethan style play with poetic language and strong acting. Opposing political factions maneuver for power, crushing individual humanity.
Don't see it if Once the theme was established, it felt somewhat repetitive. Lengthy speeches & two-faced behavior.
See it if you enjoy seeing a classic play in a fast-paced telling. The language is both poetic and completely accessible. The acting is top notch.
Don't see it if you hate sitting for 2.5 hours. It really keeps you on the edge of your seat, but it's not short.
See it if The story and acting were compelling and powerful.
Don't see it if Its was a "tad" on the long side (2+ hours with an intermission). Probably could have been tightened a little but I enjoyed every minute
See it if You want to see powerful acting and beautiful use of the language. The writing is captivating and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Don't see it if Don’t see the show if you are not a fan of classic language and period pieces. Also, if you’re not in the mood for huge chunks of history.
See it if Creatively staged and mostly very well acted historical drama from a terrific young theatre company.
Don't see it if You can't climb stairs and three hours is too long for you to sit in uncomfortable seats. Otherwise, support the work of this company.
See it if You appreciate fast-paced historical drama, great acting, beautiful costuming, smart yet humorous word play, supporting women in the arts
Don't see it if You can’t sit for more than 2 hours (there IS an intermission...with wine) or you have a deep loathing of “history plays”
See it if You want to be WOWed by incredibly impressive acting, you're a history buff, you want to think "what would I do?", you like HIGH drama!
Don't see it if You only like comedies, you don't appreciate a flair for the dramatic, you're not interested in crazy true stories!
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