October 7 – November 2, 2002 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 15 minutes

How can a stage-struck bumpkin break into the glamorous world of show biz? If your name’s Will Shakspere, you could pose as front-man for word-happy aristocrats too proud to admit they’re scribbling plays for the unwashed masses. After all, there are advantages to being the confidant of the Earl of Oxford, Sir Francis Bacon, and even the Queen…

Playwright Amy Freed and Goodman Resident Director David Petrarca stand an age-old literary debate on its ear in this deliciously witty new play.

 

 
Artists

By AMY FREED, Directed by DAVID PETRARCA

Cast

IAN BRENNAN - Geoffrey Dunderbread / Lady Lettice
PHILIP CALDWELL - Musician
ROB CAMPBELL - William Shakspere
JOE FOUST - Fitch, Earl of Derby
MARK HARELIK - Edward de Vere
JEFFREY HUTCHINSON - Henry Condel / Sir Francis Bacon
ORA JONES - Elizabeth, Queen of Elizabeth
DANIEL MARCOTTE - Musician
HOLLIS RESNIK - Anne Hathaway
ROB RILEY - Old Colin / Lord Burleigh
CRAIG SPIDLE - Richard Burbage / Sir Francis Walsingham
GREG VINKLER - John Heminge
JEFF WHITTY - Henry Wriothesley

Creative Team and Crew

MICHAEL YEARGAN - Scenic Design
JANE GREENWOOD - Costume Design
JAMES F. INGALLS - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN and MICHAEL BODEEN - Original Music and Sound Design
JOE FOUST - Fight Choreography
TOM CREAMER - Dramaturg
NAN WITHERS-WILSON - Voice and Dialect Coach
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager