The May Queen

Directed by Vivienne Benesch

Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’?

Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘99. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of The Office!


This new comedy can be enjoyed by everyone who ever went to high school or who’s ever worked in an office! Contains some adult themes and language and is recommended for audiences 14 and older.

Run Time

1 Hours and 40 Minutes. There will be no intermission.

“an inspired tragicomedy…crackling with humor and raw emotions”

The Huffington Post

Co-Produced by Rivers Agency


The May Queen at PlayMakers Repertory Company
By Garrett Southerland
Talkin’ Broadway
December 1, 2016

‘May Queen’ mixes drama with sitcom-like jokes
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
November 29, 2016

News Around Town: “Planting Hope,” “May Queen” (Audio)
By Aaron Keck
December 6, 2016


The director of The May Queen gives us a behind the scenes look of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s newest production (VIDEO)
By Mark Goldbach and Trisha Bonthu
The Daily Tar Heel
November 30, 2016

Editor’s Pick: PlayMakers to present ‘May Queen’
The Herald Sun
November 24, 2016

In The May Queen at PlayMakers Rep, Playwright Molly Smith Metzler Speaks with a Singularly Funny, Very Human Voice
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 22, 2016