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Will the real William Shakespeare please stand up? The identity of the genius who wrote 36 magnificent plays and hundreds of sonnets has been fodder for scholarly argument for centuries. Playwright Amy Freed floats a hilarious new theory in The Beard of Avon. Could it be Will Shakespeare, a stagestruck farmer, willing to do anything to be an actor? Or perhaps the Earl of Oxford, using a nom de plume to hide his fascination with scribbling dramas for the unwashed? Was it Sir Francis Bacon? Or even Queen Elizabeth herself? Discover the truth as Amy Freed tells it in this witty, earthy, and completely convincing new comedy. Directed by David Petrarca.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Goodman Theatre, Chicago