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Two Queens, One Castle

2003 Festival

Dennis Spears

Thomas W. Jones, II

James Rich, Jevetta Steele, Thomasina Taylor, Austene Van Williams-Clark and Regina Marie Williams

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Jack Reuler, 612-338-2155,

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 1
Preferred Ensemble Size: 3
Total Cast Size: 6
Orchestra Breakdown:

6: 1 reed, 2 brass, rhythm section

Genre & Style:

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Through 15 soulful and rousing gospel, R&B, jazz, and pop tunes, Jevetta Steele explores life’s complexities – catapulting career, motherhood, marriage, extended family, and church – which are even more complicated with the discovery that her husband is clandestinely gay. Attitudes of homosexuality in the African- American community are explored and exposed, and the foundation of love collides with deceit and illness in an ultimately harmonic affirmation of self. Created and performed by Academy-Award nominee Jevetta Steele (Bagdad Café, Tony-Nominated The Gospel at Colonus), Two Queens, One Castle just completed an extended run at the Mixed Blood Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

Festival Successes

Full productions at MetroStage (VA) in 2006, and Mixed Blood Theatre (MN) in 2007. Mixed Blood Theatre Cast Recording.