to MARGARET OF ANJOU
at the Live Oak Theatre in North Berkeley
THOSE WOMEN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
BY LAUREN JANSEN-PARKES
& WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY LIBBY VEGA
A high-stakes drama of betrayal, intrigue and medieval power politics – eerily relevant to the present moment in American politics
August 25-September 11, 2016
Live Oak Theatre
1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA
Those Women Productions practices Radical Hospitality: Everyone is invited, regardless of ability to pay.
Running August 25-September 11, 2016, Those Women Productions will stage the world premiere of Margaret of Anjou at Live Oak Theatre at the corner of Shattuck & Berryman in Berkeley’s “gourmet ghetto” neighborhood. For this, their fourth show, Those Women Productions joins 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 is directed by Libby Vega. It features 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 includes Bert van Aalsburg*, Monica Bowker, Arashi Cesana, Jane Davis, Eli Goodfriend, Blair Fullerton, Carol Lashof, Megan Messinger, Genevieve Perdue, Samuel Raskin, Audrey Ronningen, Sydney Schwindt, and Suzanne Vito.
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association.
Margaret of Anjou is an Equity-approved project.