Six Dead Queens and an Inflatable Henry!
Originally devised by Foresight Theatre, Six Dead Queens weaves together history and comedy in this tale of three Catherines, two Annes and one Jane – the ill-fated wives of Henry VIII.
Betrayed, beheaded, barren, bemused, broken and bored, this royal gaggle is trapped in eternity, and forced to share one husband and one bed upon which they sing, dance and fight to assert themselves as the one true queen.
The queens shine a comedic light on the dark reign of Henry VIII, forcing the limitations of their historical archetypes to the breaking point. As each accepts the challenge of being her true self, enemies are transformed into comrades; and the women behind the titles band together to raise a raucous royal coup against their fat, flaccid, inflatable spouse.
This re-imagined revival of Piccolo Theatre’s critically acclaimed 2010 production is self-directed and designed by the cast: Piccolo Ensemble Members Deborah Craft, Amy Gorelow, Vanessa Hughes, Nicole Keating, Denita Linnertz and Laura Berner Taylor.
Preview: September 6th; Production Dates: September 7 – October 6
Location: Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Tickets range from $14.00-$29.00, with special group rates available
Ticketing 773.404.7336 x201, online orders www. greenhousetheater.org