“Serving Elizabeth” by Marcia Johnson
October 28 @ 12:00 am - November 28 @ 12:00 am EDT$20
VIRTUAL SERVING ELIZABETH
BY MARCIA JOHNSON
DIRECTED BY KIMBERLEY RAMPERSAD
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IN THE SCRIPT OF HISTORY, WHO GETS A SPEAKING ROLE?
In Kenya in 1952, Mercy, a restaurant proprietor, is hired to cater the impending visit of Princess Elizabeth, soon to be Queen. In 2015, another story unfolds in London, England, where a young Kenyan-born Canadian, Tia, is working as an intern on a TV drama series about the British royal family – while also pursuing a writing project of her own. These parallel narratives seem only coincidentally connected – until a surprising twist reveals a deeper relationship between the two. 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.
House Program: Serving Elizabeth
Runtime: One hour and 43 minutes no intermission.
Produced by special arrangement with Thousand Islands Playhouse.