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*Canceled* Wellesley Repertory Theatre Presents: “The Last Wife”

By Kate Hennig, Directed by Kelly Galvin
Jun 3, 2020–Jun 28, 2020
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
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*This event is canceled due to the COVID-19 outbeak.*

A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, “The Last Wife” is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics, and women’s rights. Kate Parr is smart, confident, and passionate, a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and lure of deceit; her secret liaisons with Thom, her husband’s former brother-in-law, could send her to an early grave; and her devotion to the education and equal rights of Henry’s daughters is putting an even bigger strain on her marriage. Will Kate risk her life to gain authority in both her relationship and her political career? Which love will she be led to if she follows her heart? And what kind of future will there be for her children if she makes a crucial mistake?

Ticket information:

Show times:

  • Thursdays | 7pm
  • Fridays | 7 pm
  • Saturdays | 2 pm, 7 pm
  • Sundays | 2 pm