Shakespeare's Will

Show Overview

Shakespeare's Will
by Vern Thiessen

He was the most famous man in literary history.
She was cloaked in silence and invisibility.
An original, often hilarious portrait of Anne Hathaway
Now...Madame Shakespeare is having her say

Inspired by the few historical facts known about The Bard, his wife Anne, and their family, Shakespeare’s Will is a lively, humorous and emotional depiction of Anne Hathaway – accidental mother, proudly imperfect wife, and defiantly liberated woman in Elizabethan England.
Directed by Eric Love. 

poetic, humorous masterful solo, in which the Bard’s Wife gets the last word! 
performed by Margo Whitcomb.

“Sharp-witted & bold” - Theatre NYC.

7:30pm Thu-Sat;  2pm Sat & Sun;   Sept 5-15
A MainStage Production

Production Team

starring Margo Whitcomb

directed by Eric Love
Scenic Design by Kim Allen Bent
Scenic Artist: Donna Stafford
Costume Design by Jan Bodendorf
Lighting Design by Charlotte Seelig
Sound Design by Eric Love
Stage Management by Hayden Christensen

Scoop Info

Inspired by the few facts known and challenging the myths, this renowned Canadian playwright has crafted a portrait of  an accidental mother, proudly imperfect wife,
and defiantly liberated woman.

“Thiessen has invented a complete life with tasteful imagination… The result is always gripping, frequently hilarious and ultimately very moving." Toronto Star Review

“Time flies when you’re having fun … one person theater can be a drag, but not this time around. The stage abounds with characters, all of them displayed by the actress in the spotlight.”  The Berkshire Eagle

This 90 minute play is performed without intermission

Buzz Info

“Enthralling. Rich & Rewarding Storytelling.
rollercoaster full of love, laughter & tears.”
– Jim Lowe, Times Argus


Check out Jim Lowe's Preview Feature in the Times Argus 

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proud to be a designated Vermont Arts Council arts event

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