Swansong

Seattle Center
Second Avenue North and Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Nominated by the American Theatre Critics Association for Best New Play, Patrick Page's Swansong is the comedic and remarkable story about Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare's friendship. The Bard of Avon has been dead for seven years and the public has all but forgotten him. On orders from King James, Jonson wrestles with feelings of guilt, envy, and fear that history will forget his own work as he attempts to compose a poem for the first Folio of his friend's great plays. Swansong is a story of love, loss and regeneration that allows us to imagine one of the most extraordinary friendships of all time. Stephanie Shine directs.

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