Elizabeth Rex, by Timothy Findley – Theatre@York, directed by ted witzel
Set in the 1980s. It follows the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, a troupe best known for performing women’s roles. After their performance of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, they are confronted by Queen Elizabeth I of England herself. Both Queen Elizabeth and Ned Lowenscraft, the protagonist, confide in each other about performing gender. Ned confides in consistently portraying women in order to keep his succession, while Queen Elizabeth reveals how she has to act like a man in order to govern well. ted witzel is a Toronto and Berlin- based theatre maker. He is the co-founder and artistic director of the red light district, an indepen

Lighting : Ella Theisinger
Set : Hannah Stevens
Costume : Ellie Koffman
Sound : Julia Carrano
Projections : Emily Hughes
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