“Do you think girls are smart enough to run a country?” … “Girls are smart. They just aren’t legal.”
A funny and timely examination of politics, sex, and women’s rights. Katherine Parr is smart and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. She also has just been crowned the sixth wife of King Henry VIII. In the process, she’s started an illicit affair, inherited three children, and launched a political career at the head of the country, alongside a husband as well known for his insanity as his brutality. Now’s not the time to lose her head. The Last Wife is a bold and contemporary return to Tudor England that confronts issues as relevant today as they were 500 years ago.
Fresh off an acclaimed debut at the Stratford Festival in Canada, TimeLine presents the U.S. premiere of Kate Hennig’s feminist and fearless new play. As The London Free Press declared, “[The Last Wife] blows the doors off the way we see women in history and, perhaps, makes us consider our own place in the world.”