Christina, The Girl King is a daring, sensitive reintroduction to the enigmatic 17th century Swedish queen who was a flamboyant, intellectual feminist ahead of her time. After 30 years of war, Christina --armed by the power of her crown and her whip-smart intellect -- pushes Sweden to become a forward-thinking nation. But when an unspeakable passion begins to burn inside her, the Girl King's power is put to the test. Should she meet the demands of her country and birth its next heir, or fight the patriarchy to rule as her own woman? This 2014 historical drama from renowned Canadian playwright Michel Marc Bouchard finds Christina grappling with a choice that will change her identity forever, and could mean certain death for the woman that she loves. COR Theatre brings the U.S. debut of Christina, The Girl King to The Frontier in Chicago.
Running time is two hours, with a 10-minute intermission.
This production contains mature themes and is not recommended for children.