(Robert Hurwitt’s article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, 10/12.)

The title character never leaves the stage in the intense "Mary Stuart" that opened Friday at Shotgun Players' Ashby Stage. Even as Beth Wilmurt's conflicted Elizabeth worries over ordering her cousin and archrival's execution, and English lords plot on both sides, Stephanie Gularte's brooding Mary sits confined to a chair center stage – every twitch of her expressive face conveyed on three closed-circuit security screens above.

via www.sfgate.com

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