Tiger’s Heart Wrapped In A Woman’s Hide: Head Trick Theatre Presents U.S. Premiere of Queen Margaret at the Black Box


Who is Margaret of Anjou? From captive war bride to warrior queen leading the House of Lancaster, Jennifer Dick’s adaptation traces the evolution of Shakespeare’s largest female role through the epic battles, political machinations, and personal struggles of the Wars of the Roses. Is Margaret a hero or a villain?


“We get to see Margaret evolve as a character, from this young bride in a foreign court to this scary military leader – in Shakespeare that’s split up across a number of plays,” says artistic director Rebecca Maxfield. “Jennifer Dick’s small-cast version also lets us make the audience into the Lancaster and York soldiers and lords. You might experience the play differently depending on which side you’re on.” Head Trick’s production is the U.S. premiere of Queen Margaret.

Queen Margaret opens Head Trick’s 2019-20 season, “In War With Time”, a season on an epic and an intimate scale about the span of a life and the moments and choices that shape it.


by William Shakespeare

adapted by Jennifer Dick

directed by Rebecca Maxfield



Andrew Conley

Kerstyn Desjardin

Joanne Fayan

Cecily Goulis

Ken Lumb

Paula Prendergast


Thursday July 11th, 8:00pm

Friday July 12th, 8:00pm

Saturday July 13th, 2:00pm

Saturday July 13th, 8:00pm

Sunday July 14th, 2:00pm


Wednesday July 17th, 8:00pm*

Thursday July 18th, 8:00pm

Friday July 19th, 8:00pm

Sunday July 21st, 2:00pm

Sunday July 21st, 8:00pm


AS220 Black Box | 95 Empire St. | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $20 (* Wednesday Pay-What-You-Can)

Online pre-order or door. Free with Brown/RISD student ID.

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Head Trick Theatre is a performing group based in Providence, RI that puts on innovative productions of classic plays with a focus on the importance of liveness. Recent productions include Goblin Market, Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s otherworldly musical of memory and sisterhood adapted from the Christina Rossetti poem; Watch on the Rhine, Lillian Hellman’s thriller exhorting Americans to stand up against rising fascism; and Much Ado About Nothing, a feminist/gay look at Shakespeare’s classic battle of wits. Upcoming: Mrs. Dalloway (Fall 2019) and The Lucky Chance (Spring 2020).