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January 12, 2023 - February 12, 2023

By the Queen

Drawn from William Shakespeare by Whitney White
Directed by Brian McEleney
January 12- February 12, 2023


Rediscover one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating women 

From her roots as a provincial princess of France, to her ascension to the throne of England and her eventual downfall, Queen Margaret is one of the most complicated, fascinating, and thrilling characters in Shakespeare’s works. She is a warrior, a wife, a politician, a mother… and this dynamic new drama, lifted and remixed from the text of Henry VI and Richard III, finally gives her story the telling it deserves. 

This production includes seating on the stage AND regular audience seating. We invite you to choose On-Stage or Off-Stage (traditional) seating. Please note that Off-Stage seats are assigned in our standard audience locations and include accessible seating. Learn more.

Rush tickets can also be purchased for On-Stage seating two hours before the performance, in-person at the Ticket Office. Rush tickets are $20, subject to limited availability, and are not available for sold-out performances or opening night. Accessible rush seating is also available in a limited capacity. Please call or speak to your Ticket Office staff to inquire. 


Cast & Creative

Rachel Christopher
Margaret 2
Jeff Church
Ensemble 5, Richard III
Taavon Gamble
Ensemble 1, Suffolk, Queen Elizabeth
Mauro Hantman
Ensemble 3, Gloucester, Duke of York, Duchess of York
JāQuan Malik Jones
Ensemble 4, Warwick, Prince Edward
Fiona Marie Maguire '23
Margaret 1
Paula Plum
Margaret 3
Matthew Russell '14
Ensemble 2, Henry VI, Lady Anne

Additional Cast

Evelyn Dumont
David Ensor
Anna Slate


Whitney White '15
Brian McEleney
Michael McGarty
Set Designer
Toni Spadafora-Sadler
Costume Designer
Christina Watanabe
Lighting Designer
Ash Neece
Assistant Lighting Designer
Larry D. Fowler, Jr.
Sound Designer
Angie Jepson
Fight and Intimacy Choreographer
Andrew Watring
Buzz Cohen
Stage Manager
Amanda Brackett
Assistant Stage Manager
Shoshana Adler
Production Assistant
Genevieve Ferrara
Production Assistant
Erin Sylvia
COVID Safety Manager


This project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities,
a program of the National Endowment for the Arts
in partnership with Arts Midwest