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to MARGARET OF ANJOU

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THOSE WOMEN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS 

 

 

MARGARET OF ANJOU 

BY LAUREN JANSEN-PARKES

& WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

DIRECTED BY LIBBY VEGA

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A high-stakes drama of betrayal, intrigue and medieval power politics – eerily relevant to the present moment in American politics

 

August 25-September 11, 2016
Live Oak Theatre
1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA

 

 Those Women Productions practices Radical Hospitality: Everyone is invited, regardless of ability to pay.

Running August 25-September 11, 2016, Those Women Productions will stage the world premiere of Margaret of Anjou at Live Oak Theatre at the corner of Shattuck & Berryman in Berkeley’s “gourmet ghetto” neighborhood.  For this, their fourth show, Those Women Productions joins forces with British playwright Lauren Jansen-Parkes and their favorite Dead White Guy, William Shakespeare, to tell the hidden story of Margaret of Anjou who ruled England during the Wars of the Roses and was Commander-in-Chief for the House of Lancaster (inspiration for the “Lannisters” in George R. R. Martin’s “The Game of Thrones”).  Combining original material with text adapted from Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays and Richard III, Jansen-Parkes has wrought a new Shakespearean history play that brings Margaret to the center of the stage.

Margaret of Anjou is directed by Libby Vega. It features Maria Grazia Affinito* as Margaret, Bobby August Jr*, Ed Berkeley, Lily Tung Crystal*, Sharon Huff*, Melissa Locsin*, Norman Patrick Johnson, Eric Newman*, Karl Schackne, and Nic Sommerfeld.

The production team includes Bert van Aalsburg*, Monica Bowker, Arashi Cesana, Jane Davis, Eli Goodfriend, Blair Fullerton, Carol Lashof, Megan Messinger, Genevieve Perdue, Samuel Raskin, Audrey Ronningen, Sydney Schwindt, and Suzanne Vito.

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association.

Margaret of Anjou is an Equity-approved project.

April 23, 2016: A Shakespeare’s birthday present to our audiences

Four hundred years after his death, William Shakespeare lives and joins forces with Those Women Productions to stage:

MARGARET OF ANJOU
An Undiscovered (Feminist!) Shakespeare Play
By Lauren Jansen-Parkes and William Shakespeare
August 25-September 11, 2016
The Live Oak Theatre
1301 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Tickets: $0.00 – $35.00
MargaretofAnjou.brownpapertickets.com

Those Women Productions practices Radical Hospitality:

Everyone is invited regardless of ability to pay

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This summer THOSE WOMEN PRODUCTIONS presents MARGARET OF ANJOU written by Lauren Jansen-Parkes and William Shakespeare, and directed by Libby Vega. This world premiere drama explores the nature of power, and how it is wielded by and against women. In his four plays about the Wars of the Roses, Shakespeare kept the powerful Queen of England, Margaret, firmly in the background. Now, Those Women Productions and playwright Lauren Jansen-Parkes join forces with their favorite dead white guy to tell you her story. MARGARET OF ANJOU illuminates a world of political intrigue and armed rebellion, where a naïve princess must become a military commander as the English monarchy teeters on the brink of destruction.

MARGARET OF ANJOU features Maria Grazia Affinito* as Margaret, Bobby August Jr*, Ed Berkeley, Alexaendrai Bond, Lily Tung Crystal*, Sharon Huff*, Norman Patrick Johnson, Eric Newman*, Karl Schackne, and Nic Sommerfeld.

Production Team: Bert van Aalsburg*, Arashi Cesana, Jane Davis, Molly Fullerton, Carol Lashof, Megan Messinger, Genevieve Perdue, Samuel Raskin, and Audrey Ronningen.

*Member, Actors Equity Association.

MARGARET OF ANJOU is an Equity-approved Project