Papers on a clothes line with a print of Shakespeare

The Book of Will

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

August 31, 2022 to September 18, 2022
Hormel Theatre

An unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter that sheds new light on a man you may think you know – in a race to preserve his legacy.

Lauren Gunderson’s witty and moving play follows Henry Condell and John Heminges who are dedicated to preserving the works and memory of their good friend William Shakespeare – which is quickly being erased and endangered by the plagiarism of his work at the Globe Theatre. In a chaotic rush to collect what will eventually be the First Folio, they join forces with his acting troupe and face a wide array of characters and obstacles who threaten the bard’s legacy forever. The Book of Will is as much of a love letter to Shakespeare as it is to the love of language, theatre, and friendship.

Upcoming Dates for The Book of Will

Wednesday 8/31/2022 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Thursday 9/01/2022 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Friday 9/02/2022 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday 9/03/2022 2:00 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday 9/03/2022 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday 9/04/2022 1:30 PM Buy Tickets


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Select Mask Required Performances

Select performances have been designated "Mask Required" to ensure all audiences have an opportunity to attend a performance in an environment they are comfortable in: September 11, 2022 at 7:00pm.

ASL/Audio Describe Night

Audio Description and American Sign Language Interpretation are available for each production. ASL/Audio Describe Night is Thursday, September 15 for The Book of Will.