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"It's a thoroughly gripping modern political thriller." - Robert Hurwitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

"it's a near-perfect play." - Rachel Swan, The East Bay Express

"Jackson's production is thrilling ... balances a contemporary feel with a timeless lyricism, the simmering rage of the characters, the rigorous and compelling performances from all members of the cast -- without exception -- and moments of gravelly humor ... keeps us constantly engaged." - Chloe Veltman, liesliketruth

"proof-text for the notion that a play need not be "modernized" to be modern ... Mary Stuart is a chilling piece of historical fiction ... it feels frighteningly intimate." - Ryan Lattanzio, The Daily Californian

"a slick contemporary design and actors to die for" - Joy Brooke Fairfield, Parapraxis

"Jackson's new two-act adaptation of Mary Stuart crackles with tension, political intrigue, guilt, rage, and deceit." - George Heymont, myculturallandscape

"It all plays out in bold strokes, flashing lights and masterful video work and incredible direction by Jackson. And the cast is top-notch." - Pat Craig, mercurynews.com

"against the stark gravity of the scenic design and Schiller's lively but heightened language, Jackson's actors indulge in a fair amount of vernacular humor." - Robert Avila, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"entertaining, educational and inspired … A gifted cast" - Elizabeth Warnimont, The Benicia Herald

"Mary Stuart features superb performances … — nothing short of intense." - Benjamin Wachs, SFWeekly

"a nail-bitingly tense political drama" - Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect

"intimidatingly smart -- in a good way" - Rachel Swan, The East Bay Express

"The entire cast were standouts in their own way, but Stephanie Gularte as Mary and Scott Coopwood as Leicester were extremely impressive." - Cynthia Corral, San Jose Met Blogs

"There is not a moment when the energy from the stage is not driving, directing and compelling the attention of the theater goer" - Peggy Reskin, The Examiner

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For Your Information

Now extended through 11/14!

10/6, 7, 9 & 10 are Pay-What-You-Can
10/8 - $30 (including afterparty)
Wed - $17, Thu - $20,
Fri/Sun - $23, Sat - $28

SUN, 11/14 @ 1PM!

Wheelchair Accessible


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