My one-act play “Death Comes for Her Majesty”

From May 7 to 9, 2018, I wrote a one-act play considering the final days of the life of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) of England.  In my play, Elizabeth interacts with seven visitors, increasingly mysterious, contemplating the meaning of her choices and of her future in the next world.  My play was premiered at 2 PM on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium in Saint Benedict, Oregon, with Elizabeth Keyser as Queen Elizabeth; myself as a Flatterer, Aage Nielsen as an Advisor, Steven Slemenda as the “Bon Vivant;” Efrain Diaz-Horna as the Prince; Carrie Caster as the Ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots; Benjamin Seeber as Elizabeth’s Unborn Child; and Fr. Teresio Caldwell, OSB as the Angel of Death.  Poppy Shell served as technical and costume consultant.  To round out the presentation, we heard music from Elizabeth’s era played on historic instruments, by Aage Nielsen and Marjory Lange.  The date of the performance was the 416th anniversary of Elizabeth’s passing.  Copies of the play, perfect-bound paperbacks, are available for $10, plus $2 for domestic postage.  Write to me at 101 Jade Hills Dr., Silverton, Oregon, 97381.