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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
Friedrich Schiller

Adapted by
Jason Loewith and company

Directed by
Jason Loewith

2018-19 Season
Part of the 2018-19 Season
  • Megan Anderson

    Queen Elizabeth I and others
  • Eleasha Gamble

    Mary Stuart and others
  • Chris Genebach

    Leicester and others
  • Mitchell Hébert

    Shrewsbury/Melville and others
  • Jake Ryan Lozano

    Mortimer and others
  • Paul Morella

    Burleigh and others
  • Friedrich Schiller

    Playwright of Maria Stuart
  • Jason Loewith

    Director/Adapter/Scenic Designer
  • Richard Ouellette

    Scenic Designer
  • Ivania Stack

    Costume Designer
  • Colin K. Bills

    Lighting Designer
  • Matthew M. Nielson

    Composer/Sound Designer
  • Casey Kaleba

    Fight Choreographer
  • Lisa Nathans

    Dialect Coach
  • Karen Currie

    Production Stage Manager

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Mary Stuart Seat Map

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 boxofficesupervisor@olneytheatre.org.

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Mary Stuart

May 8 - June 9 2019

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