Betty Shamieh's Fit for the Queen: A Tragicomedy will be directed by Lisa Peterson and will star Kathleen Chalfant.
The cast will also feature Demosthenes Chrysan, Lanna Joffrey, Laith Nakli, Michele Rafic, Ariel Shafir, Ted Sod and Rasha Zamamiri.
"Inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as pharaoh in ancient Egypt," press notes state, Fit for the Queen "tells the story of how Hatshepsut’s female lover helps her usurp the throne as she finds herself at odds with an unexpectedly ruthless rival for power – her daughter. Don’t miss this play of intrigue, farce and sexual politics."
Fourth Street Theatre is located at 83 E. 4th Street, between Bowery and 2nd Avenues. Email RSVP@Noortheatre.org to reserve seats; learn more at www.noortheatre.org