Elizabeth the Queen (Folger Theatre, 2003)

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Folger Theatre produced Maxwell Anderson's Elizabeth the Queen, directed by Richard Clifford, from March 22 to May 4, 2003.

Michael Learned (Queen Elizabeth), Elizabeth the Queen by Maxwell Anderson, Folger Theatre, 2003. Directed by Richard Clifford. Photo by Carol Pratt.

The Production

The production earned nominations for two Helen Hayes Awards: "Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production," for Scott Burgess, and "Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play," for Michael Learned.

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, United Scenic Artists (**), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


in order of appearance

  • Gary Sloan*: Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Ann Bowles: Penelope Gray
  • Elliot Dash*: Captain Armin
  • Jeremiah Wiggins*: Sir Robert Cecil
  • John Lescault*: Francis Bacon
  • Martin Kildare*: Lord Essex
  • Michael Learned*: Elizabeth
  • Ralph Cosham*: Lord Burghley
  • Rick Foucheux*: The Fool
  • Sam Elmore: Marvel
  • Michael Glenn: Courier
  • Sam Elmore: Captain of the Guards
  • Jason Lott: Herald
  • Sam McCready*: Burbafe
  • Tim Getman*: Hemmings
  • Michael Glenn: Poins
  • Jessica Cerullo: Tressa

Creative team

  • Maxwell Anderson, Playwright
  • Richard Clifford, Director
  • Tony Cisek**, Scenic Designer
  • Brenda Plakans**, Costume Designer
  • Dan Covey**, Lighting Designer
  • Scott Burgess**, Original Music and Sound Design
  • Ken Ludwig, Dramaturg
  • Marjie Hashmall*, Stage Manager
  • Linda S. Evans, Properties Designer
  • Brette Goldstein, Casting Director

Production team

  • Shirley Serotsky & Holly Twyford, Assistant Directors
  • Rachel Kaplan, Assistant Stage Manager
  • Dan Schraeder, Technical Director
  • Mike Daniels, Master Electrician
  • Laura Witkowski, Light Board Operator
  • Michael George, Sound Board Operator
  • Christie Kelly, Wigs and Makeup
  • Jessica Aliff, Wardrobe
  • Mark A.T.Y. Sanchez, Draper
  • Stell Pivnik, Stitcher
  • Deborah Nash, Milliner
  • Jennifer Peterson, Assistant Props Designer
  • Production Solutions, Set Construction
  • Jenn Carlson, Bill Fecke, David Lockhart, & Shirley Serotsky, House Management

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Janet M. Clark, Theatre Operations Manager

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