A high-stakes drama of betrayal, intrigue and medieval power politics – eerily relevant to the present moment in American politics
Those Women Productions joined 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 was directed by Libby Vega. It featured 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 included Bert van Aalsburg*, Monica Bowker, Arashi Cesana, Jane Davis, Eli Goodfriend, Megan Messinger, Genevieve Perdue, Samuel Raskin, Audrey Ronningen, Sydney Schwindt, and Suzanne Vito.
Carol Lashof served as lead producer for Margaret of Anjou
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association; an Equity-approved project.