WILL by Jon Glascoe- Staged Reading
Saturday december 6th
Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington (Vermont)
WILL is a partially fictionalized chronicle of Shakespeare’s experiences during the period in his life when he was about to write Hamlet. It is the eve of the Essex Rebellion, a plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth, for which Shakespeare is accused of having had a part in inciting. Glascoe offers an unflinching exploration of the era’s political unrest and royal influence as well as the personal pain and artistic dreams of the man we have come to know as the greatest playwright of all time.
The staged reading is being directed by Vermont Shakespeare Company Executive Director John Nagle and features the following actors in the cast: Kassandra Bell, Bruce Campbell, Garrett Kimberly, Jena Necrason, Molly Pietz Walsh, Scott Renzoni, Mark Roberts, Mary-Kate Scanlon, Paul Schnabel, Craig Wells, Ruth Wallman, and Eric Sheffer-Stevens as William Shakespeare. Eric was most recently seen as Edmund in King Lear with John Lithgow at The Delacorte Theatre in New York.
Reading of the screenplay
by Jon Glascoe
Saturday november 16th 2013
The Atrium, 725 Fifth Avenue NY, NY
(between 56th and 57th Streets)
Jon Glascoe is a writer, producer and director who co-founded NYC's Cyprus Films in 1996. He now lives and writes in Vermont.
WILL tells the story of William Shakespeare. It is about the mystery of genius -- a mystery to the man who has it, as much as to those who wonder at it. But it's also an epic, a universal story of freedom and humanity in a tumultuous time when the modern world as we know it was being formed.
Joey Collins, Ginna Hoben, Parrish Hurley, Grace Kiley, Maggie McDowell Michael Sean McGuinness, John Nagle, Jena Necrason, Kevin O’Malley, Nick Piacente, Vince Rossano, Marielle Rousseau, Collin Smith and Eric Sheffer Stevens
Emerging Artists Theatre Presents
A BEAUTIFUL SPELL by Greg Kalleres
Directed by Liesl Tommy with
Eric Sheffer Stevens & Jenny Sheffer Stevens
Monday September 14th 2009
15 W. 28th st, 2nd Fl, New York
In A Beautiful Spell, Jim and Franny wake up in the middle of the night panicked to discover that they no longer love each other. Is it real or just a night terror? Frightened and confused, the couple struggles desperately to get back what they’ve lost – before the sun comes up. A Beautiful Spell exposes the deep and sometimes painful truths that lie beneath the surface of wedded bliss in this hilarious and touching new play.
If you already know Greg's work, we know you will love A Beautiful Spell. And if you don't know Greg, you must. So this is the perfect opportunity.
Eric and I have had the pleasure of being involved with this play for several months now. Some of you attended an informal, earlier reading. I know those who did will concur -- it is smart, funny, provocative, moving, sexy, insightful, devilishly well-acted, and now, to sweeten the deal, we have added the brilliant Liesl Tommy as Director, and, for atmosphere and street cred, an actual theatre.
It will be a great evening, and we're anticipating a fantastic turn-out.
Jenny Sheffer- Stevens, Facebook
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A Beautiful Spell
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