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Drama

Queen

by Madhuri Shekar

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A buzz-worthy drama about bees, science, and friendship.

PhD candidates Sanam and Ariel have spent the better part of the last decade exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error in their calculations, which could cause catastrophic damage to their reputations, careers, and friendship. Now, Sanam is confronted with an impossible choice: look the other way or stand by her principles and accept the consequences?

 

Health & Safety Policy

Run time: ~ 1 hr, 40 min with no intermission

Content advisory: This production contains mature language and may not be suitable for all audiences.

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Reviews

“Staged by veteran local director Bridget Leak, these fine actors combine for an entertaining evening of theater.”
CityBeat

“This [is a] fine production of Madhuri Shekar’s quietly compelling play.”
Tony Dallas theatre blog

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Cast

Ryan Wesley Gilreath

Dr. Philip Hayes
Ryan Wesley Gilreath

Shonita Joshi

Sanam Shah
Shonita Joshi

Saiyam Kumar

Arvind Patel
Saiyam Kumar

Jordan Trovillion

Ariel Spiegel
Jordan Trovillion

Creative team

Madhuri Shekar

Playwright
Madhuri Shekar

Bridget Leak

Director
Bridget Leak
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Brian c. Mehring

Resident Set & Lighting Designer
Brian c. Mehring
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Niki Hernandez-Adams

Costume Designer
Niki Hernandez-Adams

Matt Callahan

Sound Designer
Matt Callahan
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Shannon Rae Lutz

Properties Master/Design Assistant
Shannon Rae Lutz

Jack Murphy

Technical Director
Jack Murphy
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Margot Whitney

Production Stage Manager
Margot Whitney
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Lexi Muller

Assitant Stage Manager
Lexi Muller
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Matthew Hollstegge

Production Manager
Matthew Hollstegge
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Nicholas Tsangaris

DEIA Consultant
Nicholas Tsangaris
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Sujata Ghate

Cultural Consultant
Sujata Ghate

Erin Carr

Intimacy Coordinator
Erin Carr

Events

Bee Part of the Solution

March 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

In this free discussion, learn from local beekeepers and environmental activists about efforts to strengthen the pollinator population in Cincinnati and how you can help from home. Panelists include members of The Queen City Pollinator Project and Let it Bee Cincy.

Please note, this Essentials discussion will be an online event hosted via Zoom. Patrons will receive a link with instructions on how to join after registration.

 

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Accessiblity

Audio-described performance

Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 7:30 pm

ASL-interpreted performance

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 7:30 pm

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Photo credits | All production photos by Ryan Kurtz; Accessibility, Phil Fiorini and Nathan Robert Pecchia in Fly by Night (Ryan Kurtz); FAQs, Darnell Pierre Benjamin and Bryant Bentley in Detroit ’67 (Mikki Schaffner).