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Mary Stuart

By Friedrich Schiller

Directed by Frederick Ponzlov

A classic of German romanticism, Mary Stuart deals with the relation between Mary and Elizabeth I, and centers on an imaginary meeting between them. These queens are two sides of one coin: Catholic and Protestant; lover and virgin. Mary is in prison, but the crown is also "a prison cell with jewels": it takes free will from the woman who wears it. Debi Kierst plays Mary and Kathleen Welker, Elizabeth the First. They are supported by a cast of many of Albuquerque's best actors - John Wylie, Gerry Sullivan, Ray Orley, Ludwig Puchmayer, Clifton Chadwick, Elisa River Stacy—who are joined by several exciting new faces—Julian Bonofiglio, Adamantios Miranda, and Steven Alkus.
February 16-March 11, 2018. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets: $22.

Talkback: Feb 25, 2018

Buy One Get One Free: Friday, February 23

Posted: February 21, 2018.
This Friday only, Mary Stuart tickets are available on a "buy one, get one free" basis. This special rate is available only when tickets are purchased in pairs (no half-price tickets), so bring a friend! This discount is available at the theatre door or by selecting the "Buy One Get One" discount online.


"Europe's best playwright, after Shakespeare.... has a great feel for the ugly side of politics."

Posted: February 21, 2018.
About Mary Stuart playing through March 11: "Director Fredrick Ponzlov has done a great job of casting the main roles of Elizabeth (Kathleen Welker) and Mary (Debi Kierst).... Bonfiglio is a bit of a surprise as Mortimer. You can't take your eyes off this wild card of an actor." (- Rob Spiegel for Talkin' Broadway)

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Opportunities for Artists: Temporary Art Installations in Civic Plaza

Posted: February 21, 2018.
Albuquerque Public Art will provide funding for a temporary art project to be on the Civic Plaza during Shakespeare on the Plaza, June 2018. This year's plays will both take place in the late 1950s-early 1960s, with influences of Mad Men, Laugh In, Flower Power and Piet Mondrian. Visual artists of all media are invited. Apply by email. Application deadline is March 14, 2018 5:00pm.

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