Michael Pennington in Love Is My Sin
(© Pascal Victor/ArtComArt)
Michael Pennington in Love Is My Sin
(© Pascal Victor/ArtComArt)
Michael Pennington will offer a free-of-charge performance of his one-man show, Sweet William, at the Duke on 42nd Street on Sunday, April 11 at 5pm.

The solo show intersperses Shakespeare's speeches from the plays and sonnets with facts and speculations about Shakespeare's life and anecdotes from his own, including a view of the plays from the actor's perspective. Pennington has performed the show all over the Europe and the United States since 2006.

Pennington is currently starring in Love Is My Sin, conceived and directed by Peter Brook, and based on Shakespeare's sonnets. The actor was co-founder of the English Shakespeare Company where he played title roles in Coriolanus, Henry V, Macbeth and Richard II, as well as Leontes in The Winter's Tale. Among his other credits are Little Nell, Nathan the Wise, The Entertainer, John Gabriel Borkman, and The Madness of George III.