The Fairy Queen

A full-length play, completed 2005. Developed with the support of the MacDowell Colony, the Envision Residency at Bard College through Voice and Vision Theatre,  and New York Theatre Workshop.

A comedy about love, sex, fantasy, terror, and killing your mother, The Fairy Queen takes place in two neighboring houses in six days on and around 9/11. There are four women: Florence, a schizophrenic Renaissance scholar in her sixties who lives with her mother Edith and is in love with her neighbor Barbara; Barbara, who longs for love but not from her wacky neighbor; and Barbara’s daughter Claire, who’s hiding out from her husband with her mother and is going slowly bonkers.

At both the Voice and Vision workshop at Bard and New York Theatre Workshop reading Ruth Maleczech graced us with her incomparable acting in the role of Florence.

Here follows an excerpt from the beginning of the play: