By Heidi Schreck
Directed by Leigh Silverman
October 28-November 21, 2009
A co-production with New Georges
66 Wooster Street, New York, NY
Sofia Jean Gomez
Set Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting Design: Matt Frey
Costume Design: Theresa Squire
Sound Design: Katie Down
After being pestered by devils for more than half a year, Margery Kempe*—new mother, mayor’s daughter, and proprietress of a highly profitable beer business—is liberated from her torment by a vision of Jesus Christ in purple robes.
Visions are hard to come by, even in 1401. Should we trust the new Margery, with her fasting and her weeping and her chastity fixation, or burn her with the other heretics? Can a woman of insatiable appetites just up an audition for sainthood?
Playwright and OBIE-winning actor Heidi Schreck conjures a collision of contemporary and medieval imaginations: a very funny, a little bit scary new play about faith and its messengers.