About This Show

This new play by Aditya Rawal inspired by Macbeth, Medea and the works of Rabindranath Tagore tells the story of a strong woman set in the peak of the Mughal era in India hundreds of years ago.

With a cast of performers whose work ranges from Bollywood to Broadway brings to life this story set in 16th century India, at the peak of the Mughal era,

Durga, a queen consigned to the west wing of the palace after her husband, the Rajput king, marries a younger woman, battles against the loss of her beauty and relevance as she resolves to burn the palace down and avenge her husband’s betrayal.

The Queen blends strong storytelling and Indian history as it explores themes of power and the position of women in society, an issue that in four centuries has not lost its importance.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 20min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: June 1, 2016 Opening Night: June 2, 2016 Final Performance: June 19, 2016
Location: Theater for the New City, New York City

155 1st Avenue,

New York,


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Ticket Office: 646-245-992


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