Mary Said What She Said
Monologue in three Parts by Darryl Pinckney
Music by Ludovico Einaudi
Costumes by Jacques Reynaud
Opening on May 22, 2019 at Espace Cardin, Paris (Théâtre de la Ville)
Mary Said What She Said is the testimony of Mary Queen of Scots drawn from her letters about her involvement in some of the most notorious plots of her time. She is lying, but on the eve of death has fear persuaded her that she is telling the truth? Queen Mary is in fact telling the truth about her last love. The title refers to the damning testimony against her by one of her ladies—her four closest attendants were each called Mary.
Mary Said is the second monologue directed by Robert Wilson with Isabelle Huppert in the title role, after the French version of Orlando in 1993 (Lausanne/Paris).