This astonishing play examines what it is like for women to live in a world where they may either achieve ultimate political power or none at all.

The Queens takes a page out of Shakespeare’s Richard III to tell the story of the War of the Roses, this time from the women’s perspective. As one king nears death and his brother prepares to usurp the throne, the six women closest to the crown vie for power. Written in free-verse poetry, this astonishing play examines what it is like for women to live in a world where they may either achieve ultimate political power or none at all.

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