A parody of classical forms and contemporary mores, this "short work for the lyric theatre" concerns the reign of haggard old "Mad Queen May" of England. Disguised behind a mask, the hag is actually the young and beautiful "Fair Queen May." Her narcissistic and nearly naked young lover, the poet Dominique, can only begin his terrible poems with the pronoun 'J.' Queen May can only watch as revolt and anarchy bring her reign to an end, but she is energized by the arrival of a "Handsome Young Revolutionary" who steals into the castle to murder her. A campy frolic with touches of absurdity, The Pronoun 'I' ends with a mob scene and a lover's embrace.
A part of the collection The Traveling Companion and Other Plays.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Setting: Some centuries past. The throne room and Queen's bedchamber.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
DOMINIQUE - her young lover and a poet
LEADER OF THE MOB
A NUMBER OF BEDRAGGLED MOBSTERS INTENT UPON THE QUEEN'S DESTRUCTION
Plus a dozen mobsters
The Pronoun "I" premiered at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown, MA in September 2007 under the direction of Julie Atlas Muz.