What makes a man a man and a woman a woman? On the eve of her former lover’s execution, Queen Elizabeth I visits Shakespeare and his company. When she meets Ned, Shakespeare’s brilliant performer of women’s roles, the actor the playwright and the queen come to startling revelations about sex, identity, humanity, and love.
Offers Director Patrick Brownson, “Elizabeth Rex is one of the most fascinating plays I’ve ever read. I’m a sucker for anything Elizabeth I-related, and this play does such a marvelous job presenting her in all her many facets. It also combines sexuality, gender roles and politics in a way that’s perhaps even more relevant today than it was when it was first written.”