A feminist twist on the Shakespearean classic, Mary V is a timely reflection on #metoo, women’s anger, and how we decide who gets to occupy public space.
An all-female cast has been commissioned to perform Shakespeare’s Henry V. But when they arrive at the rehearsal space, they discover their show has been given to a traditionally male-dominated cast. Both groups believe that the play rightfully belongs to them. Mirroring the conflict at the heart of Shakespeare’s original script, the two casts go to battle for their show, raising vital questions about gender, leadership and violence along the way.
Mary V first premiered as part of the Dream Up Festival with Theater for a New City on August 28, 2016. It was co-produced by Theater for a New City for an off-off Broadway run in June 2017. This October, it will run for the third time as part of the New York International Fringe Festival under the direction of Anna Rebek.
About the playwright
Rebekah Carrow is an NYC based actor/playwright. She is a graduate of Atlantic Acting Studio Evening Conservatory. Carrow is interested in exploring gender, feminism, and power dynamics in her work. This is her first play. Her past acting credits include “The Laramie Project” with The Wandering Theatre Company, Mercutio in “Juliet and her Romeo”, and Nurse/Teacher in “B in Oblivion.”
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