Chicago Shakes Announces MARY STUART Cast and Creative Team

Chicago Shakes Announces MARY STUART Cast and Creative Team

Pictured: Kellie Overbey and K.K. Moggie. Photo by Jeff Sciortino.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and creative team for MARY STUART  by Peter Oswald.

Directed by Jenn Thompson, the production features Andrew Chown (Mortimer), Patrick Clear (Melvil/Aubespine), Tim Decker (Leicester), Kai Alexander Ealy (O’Kelly), Kevin Gudahl (Paulet), Robert Jason Jackson (Shrewsbury), Michael Joseph Mitchel (Bellievre/Davison), K.K. Moggie (Mary Stuart), Kellie Overbey (Queen Elizabeth I), Barbara Robertson (Hanna Kennedy), David Studwell (Burleigh), Nathan Calaranan (Ensemble), and Jake Elkins (Ensemble).

The creative team includes Andromache Chalfant (Scenic Designer), Linda Cho (Costume Designer), Philip Rosenberg (Co-Lighting Designer), Greg Hofmann (Co-Lighting Designer), Mikhail Fiskel (Co-Sound Designer), Miles Polaski (Co-Sound Designer), Richard Jarvie (Wig and Make-up Designer), Kathryn Walsh (Verse Coach), Marylynne Anderson Cooper (Assistant Director), and Cailin Lowans (Dramaturg).

From the press release: “Two extraordinary women clash in a no-holds-barred power play over the right to rule. Queen Elizabeth I must decide the fate of her imprisoned cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who is accused of treason. In a single, clandestine meeting where both women’s ambitions are laid bare, the fate of two countries is decided. Seduction, greed, and deception make for a thrilling war of words between the formidable queens—each surrounded by a cadre of men, jockeying for power and influence.”

MARY STUART runs February 21–April 15, 2018. For more information visit

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