IN CURRENT PRODUCTION
Island Theatre at Your House (YoHo)
November 21, 6:00 pm
by Timothy Findley
Hosts: Robin and Peter Denis
Elizabeth Rex. On the eve of the beheading of her court favorite and rumored lover, the Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth was entertained by a royal command performance by Shakespeare and his company. Upon this obscure historical fact, one of Canada's most acclaimed playwrights, Timothy Findley, imagines this daring, original and sometimes comic play. Longing for distraction, the Queen visits the acting troupe's lodgings, where she finds the actor who plays Shakespeare's leading ladies. In their passionate confrontation, the actor and the Queen come to shocking revelations about sexuality, identity and love.