By Observer Staff
A unique own-woman show will be staged at the Astor Theatre Feb. 9.
Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII will be performed by fringe festival veteran Tara Travis. The play, presented in Canada and the United States since 2012, is the brainchild of writer/director Ryan Gladstone.
“It all starts in the afterlife, in a bizarre waiting room of sorts,” the production’s website says. “One by one, the wives of Henry VIII arrive, much to the shock and dismay of each previous wife. What culminates is a heated frenzy of an ex-wives club where these women swap stories, toss Anne Boleyn’s head around, pick on the ugly German one, and, most importantly, fight for the right to be acknowledged as Henry’s true bride and eternal partner.”
The production has received critical acclaim and garnered a number of awards. Reviewers frequently applaud Travis for switching effortlessly between the six different wives of Henry VIII by way of individualized accents and mannerisms.
Tickets are $28 including taxes and fees. They can be purchased online or at the Astor box office.