Music by David Ohrenstein Book and Lyrics Sharon Lesley
This musical presents the Cleopatra, Elizaveta, Golda stories in condensed 30 minute segments with two women and one man. The “her”stories are tied together with the Shakespearean quote “Some are born great (Cleopatra), some achieve greatness (Golda) and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Elizabeth).
Three Queens had its premiere in upstate New York 2009 and was performed in Sarasota in 2011 with an orchestra of 6.
Woman 1 – Cleopatra, Elizaveta, Golda
Woman 2 – Charmian, Marva, Sheyna and Lou Kaddar
Man – Octavian, Alexei, Zion, Morris, and Moshe Dayan