In a free country, a popular political leader reaches for absolute power. Former friends must decide: loyalty or patriotism? Honor or ambition? Blood is shed in the name of the public good, the country plunges into civil war, and a noble person faces a tragic undoing. Presented with an all-female cast. Carin Bratlie, who directed Theater Unbound's wildly popular all-female Tempest in 2005, says, "It's an exciting project because of the political overtones and rich character development. An all-female version will add intriguing layers."