EVENT: Because I Am Your Queen (a feminist fantasia) by Mina Samuels
DATE: April 2 - 7, 2019
Because I Am Your Queen is a mash-up of queens (and would be queens) from plays, convened in a dark matter universe by some real-life female cosmologists (and Gloria Steinem). Lead deviser/director Barbara Pitts McAdams continues a devising process begun in NYC (with playwright Mina Samuels, choreographer Jacquie Dugal and director/actor Lisa Chess) with a local cast of ten female-identified performers, and faculty and student designers at Illinois Theatre. With humor, vivid theatricality and movement, these strong women with "radical impact potential" examine the choices imposed on their characters to perhaps effect outcomes for women from the past, radiating forward to the present.
VENUE: The Krannert Center, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801-3788 United