THE SAVAGE QUEEN
BY EDGAR CHISHOLM
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 5PM
Long ago a young African princess is forced into an arranged marriage with Ramses the living god of the greatest civilization on earth. The princess resists with every fiber of her being. Fighting for her own choice in the only way she knows how; with her wits and her courage. Then surprisingly, she meets this Pharoah and she is smitten. Thus begins a Shakespearian epic adventure with heart-rending turn arounds, rib-tickling gender switches, and dangerous swordplay amidst an ancient but accurate historical backdrop.
MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT
Edgar Chisholm (he/him) is an award winning playwright, director, and producer. His plays include, “Without Love”, “Holiday Diary”, “The Long Dance”, “Unfinished Work”, “The Savage Queen”, “Miss Julie” (adapted), “Tom and Ted Go to the Races” and “Wheel of Life”. Edgar is winner of “Raymond J. Flores Playwriting Prize”, “Eileen Heckart Drama award”, “National Federation Community Broadcasters Silver Reel”, “New American Playwrights festival”, Regional Theatre Centre Stage’s 2021 Play Festival and The Segora International Writing Competition in Orange, France. Edgar is a Resident Playwright of 29th Street Playwrights, and The August Strindberg Theatre as well as a member of The Fire This Time Festival Playwrights, Manhattan Oracles, Dramatist Guild, Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, Harlem Arts Alliance and Polaris North Theatre.