FRIGID New York presents

HER MAJESTY

by Sean Owens
Produced by EXIT Theatre

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THR 2/28 @ 7:30 PM
SAT 3/1 @ 5:30 PM
SUN 3/2 @ 5:30 PM
WED 3/5 @ 9 PM
THR 3/6 @ 10:30 PM
SAT 3/8 @ 5:30 PM

When queens of every kind collide in this breakneck farce-for-two, quick-changes and theatrical follies soon give way to the folly of theatre. If you can't follow the plot, no worries-- neither can playwright Sean Owens and his diva, Christina Augello! Question their sanity... but never HER MAJESTY. A fun-filled flurry of people, places and plots by 2007 FRIGID Audience Choice Award winner Sean Owens.

EXIT Theatre 415-931-1094 – Best (3,000 miles) OFF Broadway Theater – SF Weekly;
Best Offbeat Theater - SF Weekly
Dean Goodman Award, San Francisco Fringe Festival, produced by EXIT Theatre, for “Outstanding contribution to local theatre.

The Cast and crew

Christina Augello actor/producer
Best Producer –SF Weekly
Goldie Award (Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Award) –San Francisco Bay Guardian

photo by Laurie Gallant

Sean Owens actor/playwright
Audience Choice Award –FRIGID Fest 2007
Best Comic Playwright –SF Weekly

 

Photo by Kent Taylor

 

Things They Say

EXIT Theatre “a sanctuary for small-scale, big-attitude San Francisco stagecraft since 1983” – SF Weekly

“San Francisco’s premier version of the Off Broadway art house” – SF Weekly

Christina Augello “a big achievement in a small package” –SF Chronicle (LAST OF THE RED HOT DADAS);

“charismatic and professional performance” -Montreal Mirror (LAST OF THE RED HOT DADAS);

“A powerfully emotional performance” –The Scotsman (LAST OF THE RED HOT DADAS)

“a great ride” CBC Canada (BOXCAR BERTHA);

 “Augello and (musician) Jack Walroth do more than tell bertha’s bittersweet story – they invoke an entire era.” –SF Weekly (BOXCAR BERTHA)

“engaging interactions” and “nice understated realism” –SF Chronicle (CRYSTAL DAZE)

“this formidable local theater impresario has been largely responsible for rescuing San Francisco theater-goers from the clutches of pointless touring Broadway shows and stolid repertory fare” –SF Weekly

Sean Owens “”with a highly developed sense of the silly and a consummate feeling for dramatic structure and comic delay, Owens has rightly won adoration among Bay Area Audiences as a playwright for the past 15 years”. –SF Weekly;

“ A kooky and spooky sense of humor that never ceases to surprise and entertain.” –SF Bay Times;

“A clever compact three-character pirate yarn told by an engaging chameleon” –SF Chronicle (NAUGHT BUT PIRATES);

“extremely well written and superbly acted.” – NYTheatre.com (NAUGHT BUT PIRATES).

“If you baked Noel Coward, George Bernard Shaw and Hans Christian Andersen into a pie, you’d get a dish tat tastes a bit like Sean Owens writes.” –SF Weekly

In 2003 Christina Augello toured her one-woman show LAST OF THE RED HOT DADAS by Kerry Reid to the Montreal, Toronto & Winnipeg Fringe Festivals and in 2004 toured another one-woman show, BOXCAR BERTHA by Reid & Augello to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.  LAST OF THE RED HOT DADAS also toured to the Edinburgh Fringe (2003) and the Prague Fringe (2004) and was presented at Horse Trade’s Red Room in June of 2006.

In 2007 EXIT Theatre produced Sean Owens’ solo show NAUGHT BUT PIRATES at FRIGID Fest; 2004 San Francisco Fringe Festival Owens, writer/performer, Old Man McGinty - THE HARSH, GRITTY, VIOLENT WORLD (of bubbles); 2000 San Francisco Fringe Festival playwright, BRETON’S DREAM.

Audience Comments
Name
Star Rating
What they said
kate 5 Stars ***** I thought it was GREAT !! Funny, professional, beautiful costumes, well done and well written. Both the actors were in the moment and kept the audience's attention throughout the show. 
David Carson 4 Stars **** Really creative, fun, and well performed
Kay Lesley 5 Stars ***** Terrific use of space, clever script. Nice to see non-confessional, non-biographical material on offer in a festival.
Kerry Reid 5 Stars ***** Created by Sean Owens, star of last year's Frigid hit "Naught But Pirates," "Her Majesty" is a smart sly meta-farce. If Charles Ludlam wrote "The Dresser," the result might be a bit like this two-hander with multiple characters and dizzying costume changes, starring Owens and Christina Augello. Perfectly modulated performances by the leads keep the balls in the air without overpowering the room. Zippy, witty, fresh, and charming.
LZ 4 Stars **** A lot of fun.  Very good use of the space.
Shar 5 Stars ***** Loved it!