A black woman, Queen of England? Royalty or Insanity?
Written and performed by 'one of Britains most adventurous performers' Valerie mason-John aka Queenie
Queenie Productions is pleased to present Brown Girl In The Ring. The one-person show is a tragicomic monologue, telling the story of a black woman who claims to be Queen of the British Empire: HRH Regina II. Could the Queen's story be plausible, or is she simply stark, raving mad?
In Brown Girl In The Ring, Regina holds a press conference to tell the world her story: she has one hour to prove to the world that she is the Queen. During this hour, we meet the adult Regina, Regina's eight-year-old self, and Michael, Regina's imaginary friend.
All three characters are played by Valerie Mason-John, a.k.a “Queenie.”
“Brown Girl is a satirical production, mixing fact, fiction and experiences from my own life to tell the story of the Black woman who was Queen,“ says Mason-John.
This play is inspired by Sophia Charlotte who is of African and German descent, and was married to the British King George the III. A life-size painting of her hangs in the Red Chamber of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.
It is also influenced by the story of Queen Marie Theresa, consort of Louis XIV King of France, who had a black child. The child was locked away and the public was told that the queen had a miscarriage.
Brown Girl In The Ring stars Valerie Mason-John, and is directed by Linette Smith. Linette has directed several plays at the Edmonton Fringe and is taking a troupe to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Valerie has performed throughout the UK, in Europe, New York, Upstate- San Francisco, Chicago, Calgary, and Michigan.
$16.00 Advance, $18.00 Door, $14.00 Members, $5.00 Youth
Tickets available by calling or visiting the box office
(902)532-7704 or online.