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The Book of Will

The Book of Will

at the Oak Grove Theater August 1 – 7, 2024

The Book of Will
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Emily Bump Girard
Produced by Terry Southerington

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges and crew, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know.

THE BOOK OF WILL is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the
Dramatists Play Service collection. (

Cast List

Steve Winegard – Henry
Scott Lunsford – John
Jeff Johnston – Burbage/Horatio
Terry Southerington – Elizabeth/fruit seller/marcellus
Marilou Johnson – Rebecca
Andy West – Crane/Barman/Compositor/Francisco
Nora Oechslin – Alice
Austin Shifflett – Ed/Issac
Mac Preston – Boy Hamlet/Bernardo/Marcus
Ken Rowland – William Jaggard
Morgan Alberts Smith- Anne Hathaway Shakespeare
Journey Rubino – Susannah
Mackenzie Darby – Crier
Michael Blouin – Ben Johnson/Barman/Sir Edward Dering