The Queen's Conjuror by Circlesnake Productions Nov 3 - 20
John Dee was a 16th century adviser to Queen Elizabeth, and a scientist and magician when those two professions were indistinguishable. The Queen's Conjuror follows John Dee as he tries to decipher an enticing but ominous vision which he hopes will provide critical information that will impress the Queen Elizabeth enough to gain her patronage. To do this, Dee enlists the help of Edward Kelley, a scryer, medium, and possible charlatan. Kelley proves to be as brilliant as he is disturbed, and Dee must work through the wretchedness of Kelley's soul and his erratic behaviour to access his revelatory visions and gain the Queen's support. The show explores the complexity of intimacy, the dangers of vulnerability, and the necessity of both for the alchemical transformation of the soul.
Directed by Alec Toller
Written by Alec Toller & Joshua Browne
Funding generously supplied by the Toronto Arts Council Playwright Grant
The Attic Arts Hub (View)
1402 Queen St. E
Toronto, ON M4M2B3