Episode 570. Book Of Will

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Director Jessica Thebus (Richard III, In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story) returns to the podcast to talk about the midwest premiere of Lauren Gunderson‘s The Book of Will, which she’s directing at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago. Jessica talks about her approach to this play, and from where she draws her certainties and insights. Featuring surprisingly little historical fudging, labors of love, illuminating paths, avoiding traps, staying ahead of the audience, and celebrating the creation of a thing that might easily never have happened. (Length 17:51) (l-r, Richard Burbage (Austin Tichenor), Alice Heminges (Dana Black), John Heminges (Jim Ortlieb), and Henry Condell (Gregory Linington) from the Northlight Theatre production of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will. Photo by Liz Lauren.)


Thad Humphries · November 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

Thanks for the shout-out. Libby and I were delighted to speak with you. We had so much fun watching this play. It’s a great story, told with humor and love (and terrific acting).

kana · November 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm

It was interesting thanks

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