“The Book of Will”
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
will end its 50th anniversary season with the Regional Premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s
The Book of Will
, directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley in his final show at the helm of the theatre company he founded. Recognized by American Theatre magazine as one of the most sought-after playwrights in the country, prolific Bay Area-based Gunderson, whose "
received a TheatreWorks production in 2014, writes a love letter to the theatre. In this absorbing, amusing, fast-paced drama, two of William Shakespeare’s friends struggle to collect and publish the First Folio, a volume of his life’s work, following the Bard’s passing. Facing a devious publisher, a cantankerous competitor, and their own insecurity, the friends’ journey illuminates a tale of love, loss, and laughter.
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