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August 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 @ 8pm

August 18 & 25 @ 2pm

The Book of Will

by Lauren Gunderson

director, Rex Daugherty

recommended for ages 13 & up

William Shakespeare’s been dead for three years. His closest friends and fellow actors deeply miss him and his beautiful plays. When a pirated, badly botched Hamlet (“To be or not to be, there’s the point . . .”) plays on a nearby stage, they realize Shakespeare’s lines are disappearing into the forgetful memory of time. What they need is a book—a definitive copy of his original plays, but to make one, they’ll have to battle an unscrupulous publisher, a boozy poet laureate and their own mortality. Lauren Gunderson’s look at Shakespeare’s First Folio is a lively, funny, poignant love letter to theatre and the printed word.

Winner of the 2018 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award!

THE book of will CAST

Joseph Campbell

Boy Hamlet

Shawn Churchman*

John Heminges

David Fletcher-Hall

William Jaggard

Darius Freeman

Isaac Jaggard

Daniel Isaac Johnson

Ed Knight

Chip Keebaugh

Crane

Kate Kemmet

Alice Heminges

Renee Krapff

Rebecca Heminges

chris Rodgers

Henry Condell

Aiesha Watley

Elizabeth Condell/Emilia Lanier

Tyler Woods*

Richard Burbage/Ben Jonson

*member, Actors’ Equity Association