Mary Stuart
When: November 2 - 5, 2011
Where: Harbach Theatre


Mary Stuart

Written by    Peter Oswald
Directed byNeil Blackadder

Set in New York in the 1980's, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika depict a nation on the brink of a new millennium, corrupt and broken, but with a determination to "get it right." An angry angel and an unwilling gay prophet challenge America to examine itself politically, socially, and spiritually, and to step into the new century with the courage to act with justice, compassion, and freedom from prejudice. Struggling against the fear of chance and change, all of the characters do battle with the deep psychological and societal forces that breed fears of loss and abandonment, illness and death, self and other. Despite their fears, they force themselves to pursue a "painful progress" toward the hope of inclusion and respect for all of America's citizens, regardless of sexuality, race, or faith. "The great work begins."

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Hanna Kennedy, Nurse to MaryAlyssa Kennamer
Sir Amias Paulet, Mary's WarderJohn Bird
Mary Stuart, Queen of ScotlandGrace Moran
Mortimer, Paulet's NephewNeil Phelps
Lord Burleigh, High TreasurerChristopher Bakka
Elizabeth, Queen of EnglandKate LaRose
Lady Aubespine, French AmbassadorSam Auch
Lady Bellievre, French EnvoyMissy Preston
Earl of LeicesterIsaac Miller
Earl of ShrewsburyJon Hewelt
Earl of KentAndrew Purvis
Sir William Davison, State SecretaryToby Santerelli
O' Kelly, Mortimer's FriendJamie Ruml
Page to ElizabethEmily Antoff
Melvil, Mary's Chief StewardRodrigo Arcibar

Production Staff

DirectorNeil Blackadder
Assistant DirectorAvery Wigglesworth
Set and Lighting DesignerCraig Choma
Costume DesignerKathleen O'Connor
Assistant Costume DesignerMargo Shively
Sound DesignerAndrew Stocker
Stage ManagerBebekah Heusel
Assistant Stage ManagersMegan Young
Jen Gee
Assistant Costume Shop SupervisorAllison Smith
Dramaturgical AssistantAllison Diamond
Props MasterOakton Reynolds
Master ElectricianEmily Harvey
Sound Board OperatorKatrina Rudolph
Stage Combat AdvisorBarbara Seifert
Costume Technicians & CrewEmily Antoff
Sam Auch
Wen Biyi
Hannah Compton
Allison Diamond
Kathleen Donoghue
Alyssa Kennamer
Evelyn Langley
Miranda Loeber
Paul Lurenz III
Aisha Mergaert
Jo Niederhoff
Kathleen O'Connor
Michelle Orr
Pat Topping
Jordyn Stewart
Scenery & Lighting CrewHannah Black
Emily Cooney
Steve Galdek
Emily Harvey
Rebekah Heusel
Avecena Hollingsworth
Nathan Johlas
Paul Kenney
Liz Picurro
Ivy Reid
Jacob Schneider
VolunteersJessica Couvillier
Oakton Reynolds
Rhiannon Neuville-Norton
Marina Capizzi
Katrina Rudolph
THTR 121 Students
THTR 151 Students
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