The Shakespeare Society presents History Girls, in which three great women of the American theater take on three epic roles from Shakespeare's history plays. Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels In America), Marian Seldes (Three Tall Women, Dinner at Eight, A Delicate Balance) and Kate Mulgrew (Tea at Five, Star Trek: Voyager, upcoming Manhattan Theatre Club's Our Leading Lady) will give vivid life to three of the most spirited women in history: Constance (King John), Elizabeth (Richard III), and Margaret (Henry VI, Part 3 and Richard III).
Shakespeare clearly had a taste for passionate, furious, eloquent women, and these extraordinary actresses promise to serve up a feast of language. They will be joined on stage by Christopher Evan Welch (The Scene, Festen) and Joe Plummer. Commentary will be provided by Dympna Callaghan (Professor, Syracuse University and editor of The Feminist Companion to Shakespeare).