The Book of Will

February 17 – 25, 2023

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, 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.


John Heminges – Jack Sherman

Henry Condell – Aaron Alexander

Rebecca Heminges – Kathy Egloff

Elizabeth Condell – Lynn King

Alice Heminges – Rose Hays

Ben Jonson – Nic MacLane

Richard Burbage – John Triana

William Jaggard – Bill Lee

Isaac Jaggard – Alex Sandler

Emilia Bassano / Anne Shakespeare – Amy Prieto

Susannah Shakespeare – Teagan Brown

Boy Hamlet / Ed Knight / Horatio / Dering – Cole Laventure

Barman / Ralph Crane / Francisco – Michael Dougherty

Barman 2 / Compositor / Bernardo – Jim Molloy

Marcus / Crier / Fruit Seller / Marcellus – Jason Obie

Creative Team

Director – Bella Lupia

Asst. Director – Stephen Shepherd

Producers – Alex Gilbert & Dana Comfort

Stage Manager – Rachel Briscoe

Lighting Designer – Sarah Anson-Orden

Sound Designer – Stephen Shepherd

Costume Designer – Lynn King & Dana Comfort

Props Designer – Cole Laventure

Set Designer – Chris Lupia

Scenic Designer – Dana Comfort