Some people sing in the rain, others act in it. Even rain cannot cool off Janet McTeer's extraordinary acting talents.
This powerful drama is not for everyone. Sprinters may not fully appreciate this marathon. However, no one can deny the exceptional acting talents of this first-rate cast.
The show explores the relationship between Elizabeth I, aptly played by Harriet Walter, and Mary Queen of Scots (McTeer). While Americans may not be as enthralled with this juicy piece of British history, it is compelling nonetheless.
Playwright Peter Oswald's updated version of Friedrich Schiller's masterpiece has won the praise of critics and audiences alike. Scenic Designer Anthony Ward's set is simple and powerful, allowing the actors to be the main focus of this extraordinary drama. Lighting Designer Hugh Vanstone gets the assist for creating magic on stage.
Why you should see it? You enjoy acting that is extraordinary and you can't imagine how they can make it rain on a New York stage for much of the second act.
Why you might not want to see it? You have a short attention span.