by Jenny Lyn Bader

A king makes an outrageous request of his wife, an ambitious networker social-climbs his way through a royal court, and anxious advisers conduct an empire-wide search for a new queen… involving makeovers, rose ceremony, and all the bits of the Book of Esther you don’t read in school. A comedy for the ages, for all ages. 

Also included: a shorter and even more kid-friendly version of the same play with flexible casting

  • Cast Size: 7-8 characters: 2W/1M/4-5 any
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

JENNY LYN BADER is a playwright living in New York City. Her plays include  Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library (Luna Stage), None of the Above (New Georges), and Equally Divine (Theatre at the 14th St. Y). One-acts include Beta Testing (Symphony Space), Worldness (Humana Festival of New American Plays), and Miss America (NY International Fringe Festival, “Best of Fringe” selection). Her audio plays include The International Local, available on the Subway Plays app, and Tree Confessions (“Beuys for Future” Int’l Exhibit, Berlin, w/ Kathleen Chalfant). Works performed virtually include Guru of Touch (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), My First Time (Voting Writes Project), “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck” (Heroes and Villains, Urban Stages), and “Sad Maps” (Vaccine Monologues). She has received the “Best Documentary One-Woman Show” Award (United Solo Fest); Athena Playwriting Fellowship; and the O’Neill Center’s Edith Oliver Award for a playwright who has, in the spirit of the late New Yorker critic, “a caustic wit that deflates the ego but does not unduly damage the human spirit.” Jenny Lyn co-founded Theatre 167, recipient of the Caffè Cino Award for “consistently producing outstanding work in the independent theatre” (NY Innovative Theatre Foundation). AHarvard graduate, she has been a Lark Playwriting Fellow (nominated by Wendy Wasserstein) and a frequent contributor to the New York Times “Week in Review.” Her work has also been published by Dramatists Play Service, Applause, Vintage, Lincoln Center Theater Review, and Plays International + Europe. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Authors Guild, Playwrights Gallery, League of Professional Theatre Women, and Honor Roll. For more, visit

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