Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson
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.
Act One: 1 hour and 3 minutes, Intermission: 15 minutes, Act Two: 53 minutes.
Content warnings: discussions of death and a brief offensive moment to people who have a stutter (that characters in the play admonish).
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