Holy and Unruly

June 1593. At the height of her powers as monarch, disturbing dreams, bewildering visions, and inexplicable moments of panic plague England’s Queen Elizabeth. Galvanized by a petition for justice from Grace O’Malley, an aristocratic Irish pirate feared from England to North Africa, the Queen revisits choices she made to retain power. When they meet, two of Europe’s most charismatic women wrestle with questions that remain relevant half a millennium later: What does it take to rule your world? What are the costs?

Production History:

  • Playwrights' Platform, Boston, Reading (2018)
  • AboutFACE Ireland Newvemer New Play Fetival, Dublin, Staged Reading (2018)
3 women, 3 men, 2 gender neutral.
David Beardsley