“The Book of Will”, by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Adrienne Miller

November 17-19, 2022 at 7:30 pm & November 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Performances at The James Theater:
Click Here to Purchase Tickets
(Show run time is approximately 2 hours plus an intermission).

Set in 17th century England, “The Book of Will” is the charming and funny story of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Henry Condell and John Heminges, members of the King’s Men and close friends of the recently deceased bard, witness an awful staging of “Hamlet.”

After commiserating with fellow player Richard Burbage, the friends realize they must collect and preserve Shakespeare’s authentic works before they’re lost to history.

Ray Vanek – Henry Condell
Rip Russell – John Heminges
Josh Sazon – Richard Burbage
Eva Giacomo – Alice Heminges
Kristina Rutkowski – Elizabeth Condell
Kris Schneider – Rebecca Heminges
Gavin Conkling – Ben Jonson
Jeff Emrich – William Jaggard
McKayla Sturtz – Isaac Jaggard / Susannah Shakespeare
Brad Quinn – Ralph Crane / “Marcellus”
Brian Tanner – Marcus
Paula Grady – Anne Hathaway Shakespeare
Franklyn Thomas – Ed Knight / Barman 1 / “Francisco”
Marianne Satinsky – Emilia Bassano Lanier / Barman 2
Dennis Lambing – Compositor / “Horatio”
Matt Brewbaker – Sir Edward Dering / “Bernardo”
Fenna Scherrer – Boy Hamlet / Fruit Seller
Tesla Scherrer – Town Crier