Sunday Matinee at Moxie Theatre
Join us for the San Diego Premiere of HANDBAGGED by Moira Buffini, followed by a Post-Show Talkback with the actors and dinner with Wellesley siblings.
SAN DIEGO PREMIERE
About the Play
Handbagged is whip smart comedy that goes behind palace doors with 2 of the most powerful women in the world. Nobody knows what Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (aka the Iron Lady) and Queen Elizabeth said in their private meetings during the time Thatcher was in office. Unlike modern American politics, the press wasn’t recording and broadcasting conversations between leaders. There were no cameras present. Just tea, cakes and two powerful women deciding the future of one of the most powerful countries on the planet. But what really makes this production theatrical is that there are 4 women who play the two characters of Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher all at the same time! While two actors play the younger versions of the characters, another two play the older versions and they can all hear and see each other. Imagine that your younger self is chiming in over your shoulder as you relate a story to point out that you’re exaggerating or to highlight what you were REALLY thinking while politely sipping tea! Meanwhile two male actors play all the other important figures of the historical period, including Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Audiences find themselves in ringside seats where they witness the battle of two brilliant and diametrically opposed minds who shared one common passion, their country. Whether you know or care about British politics at all, audiences will find themselves taking sides and switching allegiances as the two leaders make their cases in this highly theatrical event.