by Moira Buffini
Directed by Jason Loewith
In collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
@ Gallery 37 Storefront Theatre (Sep 2003)
* Midwest Premiere
Silence is Moira Buffini's "witty, provocative … prize-winning comedy" (The New York Times) that leaps back in time 1,000 years to follow the unlikely marriage of the adolescent Lord Silence and the fiercely independent Princess Ymma of Normandy. Along with the tyrannical King Ethelred, a French maid, the warrior Eadric Longshaft, and a priest named Roger, the newlyweds embark on an extraordinary adventure filled with forbidden love, cross-dressing, telepathy, and magic mushrooms.