The Woman Who Would Be King

The Woman Who Would Be King

The Woman Who Would Be King is a one-woman show written and performed by Esosa E. that chronicles the journey of Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh of Egypt. In the play, Esosa embodies 11 characters from Hatshepsut’s world to bring to life her fascinating journey from her youth until the moment she takes the throne. The play made it’s world debut in South Africa in 2016, and then premiered in the U.S. at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. On August 4, 2017, The Woman Who Would Be King, debuted on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to a standing room only crowd.

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