Genre: Comedy, Lesbian+Gay
Written by William M. Hoffman and Anthony Holland; Directed by Tim Cusack

Was one of the first governors of New York a drag queen? Cornbury: The Queen's Governor relates the legendary tale of Edward Hyde, the British governor of colonial New York who is now remembered primarily for his rumored habit of dressing as his first cousin, Queen Anne.

With wit, beautiful language, and lots of heart, this riotous historical romp raises important questions about the early days of New York, and the nature of American society.

Co-written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee William M. Hoffman (As, Is; Ghosts of Versailles) and Anthony Holland, Cornbury features downtown theater legends David Greenspan and Everett Quinton together on stage for the first time.

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About the Company: Theatre Askew

We believe a radical new approach to the representation of “queerness” is called for — one that embraces a spectrum of relationships and identities. We propose a definition of queerness that serves as a metaphor for ALL those who stand outside of, challenge, or reject mainstream, consumerist models. This is the community for whom we make our work— gay and straight.

Since 2004, our productions have straddled many contradictions and had it both ways: popular and alternative; gay and straight; pleasing and provoking. We search for the connections between queer experience and the “straight” or “mainstream” population. We draw from our rich theatrical and literary heritage to inspire exciting new work. We are commited to creating theatrical events that confront our cultural and political concerns and that have social impact and spiritual consequence. Finally, alongside our productions, we are committed to educating and developing future generations of artists and audiences.

Preview:   01/24/09
Open:   01/26/09
Close:   02/08/09

Mon, Wed-Sat 8 p.m.
Sat matinee 2 p.m.
Sun matinee 5 p.m.
no performances 1/27 and 2/3
Theater:   Hudson Guild Theatre
Address:   441 W, 26th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18 general; $15 students and seniors
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