To produce Anne of the Thousand Days on the stage is a huge undertaking, given the breadth of events and the number of players with names familiar both to history and Shakespeare buffs. Dragon Productions has taken up the challenge of presenting on its intimate stage with a cast of eight this sweeping drama involving twenty named characters and a number of other servants and singers. Unfortunately for a number of reasons that range from casting to directing to performances to creative treatment, the daring undertaking is not successful.
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Rating: 1.5 E
Anne of the Thousand Days continues through November 24, 2019 at Dragon Productions, 2120 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA. Tickets are available at https://dragonproductions.net.
Photo Credit: Lance Huntley