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Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
Schiller's MARY STUART
In a version by Peter Oswald. Directed by Alex Mallory.
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30PM
Ethel M Barber Theater
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
30 Arts Circle Drive
Located on the southeast part of the Evanston Campus, just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive. The Barber Theatre is at the top of the hill facing the lake, right next to the Block Museum, in the Arts Circle.
Friedrich Schiller’s classic play, in an acclaimed translation by Peter Oswald, brings to life a dramatic interpretation of the clash between the imprisoned Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and her rival Queen Elizabeth I. This unique and exciting production crafts a compelling portrait of a tragic heroine rising above her suffering to gain absolution and spiritual enlightenment. In contrast, Elizabeth, in turmoil over the correct course of action for her country and trapped by the cruel demands of her court, can insure her sovereignty only at a terrible moral cost. Ignited by a fictitious meeting of the two women, this dramatic political battle of the two titular queens reveals equal parts human tragedy and an emotional war of words that echo throughout history.