Cygnet Theatre presents The Last Wife
This contemporary re-imagining of the compelling relationship between Henry VIII and his last wife, Katherine Parr, is a witty and powerful examination of sexual politics and women’s rights. Katherine is smart, confident and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and lure of deceit; her secret liaisons could send her to an early grave, and her devotion to the education and equal rights of Henry’s daughters is putting an even bigger strain on her marriage.
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"a fascinating and forceful piece that, in its local premiere at Cygnet Theatre, sheds light on a mostly forgotten figure from history...the play makes for an absorbing meditation on both past and present - and a reminder of battles still being fought."
- Jim Hebert, The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Whether you like history - or herstory, autocrats or irrepressible women, entertaining or thought-provoking theater , you’ll want to spend an evening with 'The Last Wife.'"
- Pat Launer, Times of San Diego
"a production that is, under Rob Lutfy's skilled direction of a superb cast, both thoughtful and intelligent"
- David L. Codden, San Diego CityBeat