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“Serving Elizabeth” by Marcia Johnson

August 24 @ 12:00 am - September 26 @ 12:00 am EDT

Serving Elizabeth

By Marcia Johnson

Directed by Kimberley Rampersad

Produced by special arrangement with Thousand Islands Playhouse

Featuring:

August 24 to September 26 | Opening Saturday, August 28

In Kenya in 1952, Mercy, a restaurant proprietor, is hired to cater the impending visit of Princess Elizabeth. Meanwhile, in England in 2015, a young Kenyan-born Canadian, Tia, is working as an intern on a TV drama series about the British royal family – while writing a script of her own that re-envisions that 1952 visit from an African perspective.

These two time-frames intersect, with a twist, as Tia, in 2015, confronts the series screenwriter about his blind spots and biases, while Mercy, in 1952, does the same with the young queen-to-be.

Audiences are certain to enjoy this ingenious contemporary drama that keeps us guessing as it explores issues of colonialism, nationalism and the question of who gets to have a voice.

Production support is generously provided by John & Therese Gardner and by the Tremain Family.

Details

Start:
August 24 @ 12:00 am EDT
End:
September 26 @ 12:00 am EDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/landingpages/2021Season

Organizer

Stratford Festival
Phone:
1 800 567 1600
Website:
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca

Venue

Stratford Festival – Tom Patterson Theatre
111 Lakeside Drive
Stratford, ON N5A7K5 Canada
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Website:
http://stratfordfestival.ca
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