WhO IS THE REAL BEAST?
Based on the shocking true story that inspired Beauty and the Beast, WILDWOMAN examines the lives of three very different women as they wrestle for survival and legacy in the 16th Century French Court of King Henry II.
Newly-arrived in France, Queen-to-be Catherine de Medici must contend with her unruly husband, a scheming maidservant and the king’s much-older mistress, as she struggles to give the kingdom what it needs most: an heir. But it’s Pete, the King’s pet wildman, a caged-oddity kept for amusement, who has the most surprising impact on their lives.
A viciously bold and sexy comedy, WILDWOMAN explores cyclical notions of gender, class and power, while asking what happens when we let the monster out.
WILDWOMAN by Kat Sandler is part of the Six Women Writing Commissioning Program
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WILDWOMAN and Her Words illustrations by Gracia Lam