The Huntington Theatre Company of Boston, in a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, opens the revival of Friedrich Schiller's political drama, Mary Stuart, March 15. Performances began March 10 for a run through April 9. Carey Perloff directs.
Drama critic Michael Feingold translated Schiller's retelling of intrigue and turbulence in the 16th Century English court. Queen Elizabeth faces the problem of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who stands accused of plotting Elizabeth's assassination and forcing the return of Catholicism. Whether or not and how guilty Mary actually is of these crimes haunts Elizabeth as she wrestles with Mary's order of execution.
René Augesen (It's My Party, Macbeth) is the title character with Caroline Lagerfelt (Outer Critics' Circle Award winner for Lend Me A Tenor) as her cousin, Elizabeth. Also in the cast are Peter Silbert, Douglas O. Lyons, Cristine McMurdo-Wallis, Firdous Bamji, Richard Ziman, Tommy A. Gomez, Marco Barricelli, Dan Hiatt, Larry Paulsen, Richard Ooms, Adam Dworkis, Brooke Hardman and Michael Karl Lagerfelt.
Two performances of the run will be dedicated to audio description performances for low vision and blind patrons. During these shows Andrea Doane, a leading audio describer, will dictate the on-stage action from set changes and costuming to body language and sight gags.