Silence is a contemporary comedy set in medieval England that follows the fate of a feisty French princess who is commanded to marry a young Viking Lord with a shocking secret. On the young couple's wedding night the King of England decides he should have married the princess himself, forcing the newlyweds to set out for the Viking outpost in the north. The resulting road trip causes each of the characters to examine their views on nationalism, religion, language, gender, intolerance, tyranny and class. Drawing inspiration from historical fact and the Thirteenth-Century French Romance of the same name, Silence was the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for best English-language play by a woman. Silence is presented in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew and The Mammy Project.