The two most powerful women of the 16th Century – Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots – are on an explosive collision course in this thrilling drama of sex, power, intrigue, and betrayal. Pressured by the men of her court, who desperately want her to marry and ensure the succession, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I must decide whether to put her cousin, the Catholic Mary Queen of Scots, to death. As she tries to keep her fragile hold on both the realm and her conscience, a country fights to define itself. Artistic Director Jason Loewith adapts Schiller’s classic clash of titans for the #MeToo world with six extraordinary performers and the barest of sets in our most intimate performance space.
Based on the play by
Jason Loewith and company
Friedrich SchillerPlaywright of Maria Stuart
Jason LoewithDirector/Adapter/Scenic Designer
Richard OuelletteScenic Designer
Ivania StackCostume Designer
Colin K. BillsLighting Designer
Matthew M. NielsonComposer/Sound Designer
Casey KalebaFight Choreographer
Lisa NathansDialect Coach
Karen CurrieProduction Stage Manager
All performances of Mary Stuart are General Admission. If you require wheelchair seating or have other mobility issues, please include this information in your order or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender / Power: Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton in conversation with Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin
Saturday, May 11 at 5:00pm in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
$10/Free for Olney Theatre Center members
Since before the time of Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, women have faced challenges in gaining, wielding and retaining political power. U.S. Representative Jennifer Wexton sits down with Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin, to discuss the significance of last year’s election for women, what’s changed and what remains the same. Rep. Wexton was elected to the House of Representatives for the 10th District of Virginia during the 2018 election that brought a historic wave of women into Congress. Sarah Bloom Raskin is the former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.