While history made great strides to forget the fact that some of its leaders possessed rather, um, flamboyant characteristics, todays scholars interpret the clues provided by text a bit differently. In the case of Englands King Edward the II and his favourites, three men whom the King relied upon intimately, history now deciphers these special relationships as they very well may have been in realitybased on sex rather than friendship. To push this agenda forward, Orange Countys gay and lesbian theater group, Theatre Out, will present the world premiere of Darcy Hogans adaptation of Christopher Marlowes play Edward II. First written circa 1592, Edward II chronicles Edwards rise to the King of England and ultimately his downfall as he begins to favor his lovers over his wife.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: May 28. Continues through June 4, 2010