"Otherworld Theatre's lavish production of Queen Amarantha beats HBO any day of the week," raves Theatre in Chicago. "Good as Game of Thrones is, it's no replacement for enjoying your medieval fantasy drama -- complete with political intrigue, sexy scandal and nudity -- live on stage."
Headstrong and transgressive, Amarantha is far from a meek and mild medieval monarch. Yet, when her enemies destroy her reputation, she abdicates and runs away from her duties. The throne then falls to her hopelessly weak ward, Roderigo, and soon the kingdom is imperiled, forcing Amarantha to choose between her freedom and saving the country. Now Tiffany Keane directs the Midwest premiere of Queen Amarantha, an exciting homage to historical melodramas by Tony nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife).
*Patrons must be 18 or over. This play features strong sexual content and partial nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.
*Queen Amarantha (Charles Busch) is done with a special arrangement with Samuel French, INC.
Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Tiffany Keane
Assisted Directed by Bennett Bottero
QUEEN AMARANTHA CAST:
Thalia Mary-Kate Arnold*
Amarantha Moira Begale
Edra Grace Gimpel*
Roderigo Dylan Schaefer
Earl of Moreland/Waldemar David Servillo
Duke of Agar/Orvall Elliott Sowards*
Adrian Brendan Stallings
Champion Justin Verstraete
QUEEN AMARANTHA PRODUCTION STAFF:
Playwright Charles Busch
Director Tiffany Keane*
Assistant Director Bennett Bottero*
Fight Designer Kai Young*
Costume Designer and Armorer Vanessa Waliko
Music Designer Rachel Geistfeld
Costume Designer Elise Leonhardt
Dialect Coach Mary-Kate Arnold*
City Lit Theater (View)
1020 W Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|