The Book of Will

The Book of Will
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Price

Starting at $25

Date

26 August 2023

Box Office

805-922-8313

Aug.23rd Pre-show Discussion w/Director
Aug.25th Post-show Talk Back

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William Shakespeare is dead. Bad Hamlet knock-offs and children’s acting troupes litter the stages of Elizabethan London. And the King’s Men are running out of time. Rooted in real events, The Book of Will is the witty and wonderful battle of how the Bard’s legacy came to be. Sure to be loved by Shakespeare fans and skeptics alike.

By Lauren Gunderson

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Advisory

The Book of Will contains adult language, mildly mature content, and some bawdy jokes (it wouldn't be a Shakespeare play without 'em!).  As such, it may be best enjoyed by ages 12 and up.

Run Time

Act 1 is 1 hour and 5 minutes| Act 2 is 55 minutes | There will be a 15 minute intermission.

Talk Backs & Prologues

August 23rd - Pre-show discussion with Director Emily Trask*
August 25th - Post-show moderated Talk Back with cast and crew

Creative Team

Director: Emily Trask*

Director: Emily Trask*

Scenic Designer: Jason Bolen

Scenic Designer: Jason Bolen

Costume Designer: Pamela Shaw

Lighting Designer: Cody Soper

Lighting Designer: Cody Soper

Sound Designer: Ben Lechtman

Sound Designer: Ben Lechtman

Properties Director: Tim Hogan

Properties Director: Tim Hogan

Original Music: Michael Wilkins

Original Music: Michael Wilkins

Stage Manager: Jack D. Myles*

Stage Manager: Jack D. Myles*

Cast

John Heminges: Andrew Philpot*

John Heminges: Andrew Philpot*

Henry Condell: Don Stewart*

Henry Condell: Don Stewart*

Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway: Kitty Balay*

Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway: Kitty Balay*

Elizabeth Condell/ Emilia Lanier/ Marcellus: Polly Firestone Walker

Elizabeth Condell/ Emilia Lanier/ Marcellus: Polly Firestone Walker

Alice/ Susannah Shakespeare: Isabella Lind

Alice/ Susannah Shakespeare: Isabella Lind

Richard Burbage/ William Jaggard/ Sir Edward Dering: Erik Stein*

Richard Burbage/ William Jaggard/ Sir Edward Dering: Erik Stein*

Ben Johnson/ Barman 2/ Bernardo : George Walker

Ben Johnson/ Barman 2/ Bernardo : George Walker

Ralph Crane/ Barman/ Compositor/ Francisco : Joshua Aran

Ralph Crane/ Barman/ Compositor/ Francisco : Joshua Aran

Ed Knight/ Isaac Jaggard: Antwon Mason

Ed Knight/ Isaac Jaggard: Antwon Mason

Marcus/ Boy Hamlet/ Crier/ Horatio/Fruit Seller: Audrey Cirzan

Marcus/ Boy Hamlet/ Crier/ Horatio/Fruit Seller: Audrey Cirzan

Cast: Understudies

Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway/ Elizabeth Condell/ Emilia Lainer/ Fruit Seller: Cat Evans

Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway/ Elizabeth Condell/ Emilia Lainer/ Fruit Seller: Cat Evans

Alice/ Susannah Shakespeare/ Marcus/ Boy Hamlet/ Crier/ Bernardo: Sophie Rhiannon Long

Alice/ Susannah Shakespeare/ Marcus/ Boy Hamlet/ Crier/ Bernardo: Sophie Rhiannon Long

Henry: Kieran Flanagan

Henry: Kieran Flanagan

Ralph Crane/ Barman/ Compositor/ Francisco/ Issac Jaggard/ Barman 2/ Derin: Nikolas Fawcett

Ralph Crane/ Barman/ Compositor/ Francisco/ Issac Jaggard/ Barman 2/ Derin: Nikolas Fawcett

John: Brett Mollard

John: Brett Mollard

Richard Burbage/ Ben Johnson/ Horatio/ Ed Knight/ William Jaggard: Christian McCooey

Richard Burbage/ Ben Johnson/ Horatio/ Ed Knight/ William Jaggard: Christian McCooey

Crew

Assistant Scenic Designer: Natasha D'Amico

Assistant Scenic Designer: Natasha D'Amico

Costume Design Assistant: Skyla Robison

Costume Design Assistant: Skyla Robison

Assistant Lighting Designer: Hannah Mullins

Assistant Lighting Designer: Hannah Mullins

Assistant Stage Manager: Evin Salak

Assistant Stage Manager: Evin Salak

First Hand: Lauren Miller

First Hand: Lauren Miller

Stitcher: Mary Ann Reed

Stitcher: Kennedy Frick

Stitcher: Kennedy Frick

Lead Wardrobe Assistant: Eli Aguila Ochoa

Lead Wardrobe Assistant: Eli Aguila Ochoa

Show Run Lead Electrician: Cady Vitale

Electrician/Light Board Operator: Lollipop “Lolly” Tolan

Electrician/Light Board Operator: Lollipop “Lolly” Tolan

Poster Designer: Matthew Macphearson

Scenic Charge: Abby Hogan

Scenic Charge: Abby Hogan

Assistant Scenic Charge: Victoria Alvarez

Assistant Scenic Charge: Victoria Alvarez

Scenic Painter: Angel Cortez

Scenic Painter: Angel Cortez

Scenic Painter: Navy Sims

Production Assistant: Courtney Hays

Production Assistant: Courtney Hays

Assistant Properties Director: Erin Golden

Assistant Properties Director: Erin Golden

Props Artisan: Hailey Drake

Props Artisan: Hailey Drake

Props Artisan: Wesley Freeman

Props Artisan: Jacob Hensley

Props Artisan: Jacob Hensley

Props Artisan: Lucy Glover

Props Artisan: Amaka Maduabuchi

Props Artisan: Amaka Maduabuchi

Props Artisan: Abi Frugé

Props Artisan: Abi Frugé

Props Artisan: Faye Quintero Nuñez

Props Artisan: Faye Quintero Nuñez

Props Artisan: Cassidy Sweetland

Props Artisan: Cassidy Sweetland

Carpenter: Sean Daley

Carpenter: Sean Daley

Carpenter: Lou Forehand

Carpenter: Lou Forehand

Carpenter: Satchel Hogan

Carpenter: Jason Wells

Carpenter: Jason Wells

Carpenter: Evan Reinhart

Carpenter: Ira Hardy

Carpenter: Kendall Fry

Deck Crew: Hadley Nelson

Deck Crew: Hadley Nelson

Deck Crew: Samantha Nakagaski

Deck Crew: Samantha Nakagaski

Deck Crew: Alex Loder

Deck Crew: Alex Loder

Deck Crew: Alex Alansalon

Deck Crew: Alex Alansalon

A1-Mixing Engineer: Ben Lechtman

A1-Mixing Engineer: Ben Lechtman

A2 - RF Tech: Alison Nolan

Playback Operator: Siena Ascencio

Playback Operator: Siena Ascencio

Group Pricing

Bring a group of 12 or more for extra savings.

Military Discounts

U.S. Military personnel, U.S. Veterans and their immediate families get 25% off the Adult priced ticket.

Aug.23rd Pre-show Discussion w/Director
Aug.25th Post-show Talk Back

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