Past Performance

Shakespeare’s Will

December 2 – 3, 2016

  • By Vern Thiessen 
  • A production of NACL Theatre Featuring Tannis Kowalchuk 
  • Director: Mimi McGurl 

In this lively, song-filled exploration, Tannis Kowalchuk performs the role of Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare’s wife. The play begins on the afternoon of Shakespeare’s funeral. Before reading her husband’s will, Anne revisits her life as mother, wife, and woman in 17th century Stratford-upon-Avon. Basing the narrative upon the sparse information known about the Bard’s wife, playwright Vern Thiessen has written a sensitive and humorous text in verse, taking great delight imagining and inventing the robust, earthy, and intelligent character of Anne Hathaway. 

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