Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

by Friedrich Schiller, in a new version by Peter Oswald

April 19–May 6, 2012

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Two Queens, one kingdom, and one thrilling play. Freidrich Schiller wrote Mary Stuart in 1800; it’s classic romantic drama. But it’s also strikingly modern, a heady rush of passion and power in a political world that looks a lot like our own.

Queen Elizabeth has imprisoned Mary, and she would like the Queen of Scotland out of the way. But it’s not that easy; in fact it’s an awkward situation. All these men in suits are hanging around--some loyal, some devious, some spineless. Spine matters. It’s a rough business. Eventually a head will roll, but not before a suicide, a failed rescue plot, and a heart to heart, face to face collision in the rain.

Mary Stuart is a dream come true for two of the best actresses in the land, and for theater goers who are ready for what theater used to be: rousing, beautiful, and heroic. It’s a great bubble bath of blank verse with just a little bit of the best soap in the world thrown in. Well, more than a little bit: it’s hot, wet, rich, and oh so refreshing!

Mary Stuart is sponsored in honor of Bob Johnson.

*Member, Actors Equity Association


  • Claire Warden*Mary
  • Jane FrommeElizabeth
  • Steve EmilyPaulet
  • Steven Cole Hughes*Dudley
  • John FitsGibbonBurleigh
  • Steve WallaceTalbot
  • Calvin Thompson*Mortimer
  • Jason LythgoeDavison
  • Karl BrevikO'Kelly
  • Leah Chandler MillsKennedy
  • Tom ParadiseAubespine / Melvil
  • Phillip GallegosDrury / Officer / Sheriff / Kent

Artistic Team

  • Murray RossDirector / Artistic Director
  • Drew MartorellaExecutive Director
  • Ryan NeelyProducing Director / Stage Manager
  • Roy BallardTechnical Director
  • Russell ParkmanSet Design
  • Lloyd SobelLighting Design
  • Alex RuhlinSound Design / Master Electrician
  • Betty RossCostume Design
  • Andrea SpraycarProps Master
  • Leah Zhoge-DixonCostume Shop First Hand
  • Lauren DugginCostume Shop Manager
  • Jennifer JonesAssistant Stage Manager
  • Emilie GreenAssistant Stage Manager