The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed
A bumpkin known as "Will Shakspere," who longs to be an artist, flees from his filthy barn, his homebound wife and her incessant chores. In Elizabethan London, did this stage-struck dreamer become a front man for Sir Francis Bacon, the Earl of Oxford and even Queen Elizabeth, authors too proud to admit they scribbled plays for the unwashed masses? This delicious and witty farce fashions the longstanding debate over who really penned the Bard's cannon into a merry look at the mortality of artists and the immortality of their legacy. With a gleeful wink at intervening centuries, the author portrays Will's comic struggles to become an artist in his own right while she reflects on artistic inspiration, the struggle to become an artistic master and the very meaning of creativity.
This is one of our postponed shows from 2020.
Directed by Beulah Vega.
Show dates: Saturdays October 9th, 16th, 23rd at 7:30pm; and Sundays, October 10th, 17th, and 24th at 2pm.
Tickets are $25 on our website.
Generously Sponsored by
Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel
Dobie Edmunds and Thomas King