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"Intellectually satisfying...
achieves a surprising, strange, and abstract grace..."
-- Carol Burbank, Chicago Reader

Body of Work
THE QUEENS PROJECT

April-May, 1998
The Lunar Cabaret, Chicago
Local Infinities & Raging Papists

The Queens Project was inspired by Mary Stuart, a classical text by Friedrich Schiller. The story of two powerful queens pitted against each other in mortal strife captured our imagination. What transpired between them to force one queen to jeopardize the life of another? In Schiller's script the queens meet, but historical research revealed that the two queens never met which forced us to look at this story in a whole new light. It seems that the tragedy lies in what did not transpire between them. The inability of these opposite forces to meet pushed them off balance. But what prevented the meeting of two women, cousins and queens living in one isle and in one time? This question forced us to retell the story of Mary Stuart and Elizabeth Tudor.

The Queens Project incorporates actual quotes from its historical figures.

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Credits [ bios ]

CONCEIVED & PRODUCED BY

Local Infinities
Charlie Levin
Meghan Strell
&
Raging Papist
Sharon Göpfert
Tanera Marshall

WRITTEN, DESIGNED, & DIRECTED BY
Local Infinities with Raging Papist

PERFORMERS

Sharon Göpfert
Russell Hardin
Rick Kubes
Kelly Van Kirk
Tanera Marshall
Jonathan Watkins

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Nadine Rambeau

SOUND
Mark Comiskey

LIGHTS
Kevin Freese