Sunny Disney-Fitchett directs The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson, opening October 5th, 2023
The King’s Men are reuniting their troupe! Their noble quest is to assemble the scattered masterpieces of the Bard and bind them not only to each other but also to the annals of history. It’s a grand undertaking, indeed, particularly for a community of actors well-versed in the intricacies of iambic pentameter but possessing scant knowledge of bookbinding. Nonetheless, they embark on this mission with resolute determination, quick-wittedness, and hearts brimming with pure joy. It’s a dramatic, against-the-clock spectacle, a race to preserve a legacy, featuring some of Shakespeare’s most illustrious works
Think about it – without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary treasures like Romeo and Juliet.
However, the true heroes here are Henry Condell and John Heminges. Their relentless dedication ensured that we didn’t lose half of Shakespeare’s plays forever. After the passing of their dear friend and mentor, these two actors were resolute in their mission to compile the First Folio, thereby preserving the words that had profoundly influenced their lives. Amidst the vibrant tapestry of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will uncovers an unforgettable true story filled with love, sorrow, and laughter. It also shines a fresh light on a man you might think you’re familiar with.
TICKETS AND DETAILS
Little Lake Theatre’s production of The Book of Will has performances from October 5th to 22nd, 2023. Tickets available at: https://us.patronbase.com/_LittleLakeTheatre/Productions/106/Performances