Nora O'Dea played Anne Hathway in Syracuse Shakespeare Festival's 2013 performance of Shakespeare's Will.
Syracuse Shakespeare Festival puts on a show each New Year's to benefit a successful year of theatre. Stay tuned for an announcement for the 2014 show!
Promotion for 2013 show: Start the new year off right with the third Happy New Year Fundraiser from Syracuse Shakespeare Festival. Shakespeare's
Will, by Vern Thiessen, is the first piece of theatre you can't miss in 2013. You have two chances to keep your resolution to be good to yourself—Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in SU's Warehouse Theatre. Enter on Washington Street and bring only $20 cash to have one of the most mesmerizing theatre experiences of your life. All proceeds will be used to support the work of the SSF in presenting its five other programs to the Central New York community.
Shakespeare's Will takes us on a journey through Anne Hathaway's dalliance with and shotgun marriage to William Shakespeare. This is a play with extraordinary highs and lows. Anne is a sexually robust, emotionally healthy woman who is content to live as a "grass widow" while her husband has his own life in London. The show's climax deals with the plague that hit England in the mid 1590s. As many of you may know, Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, died during this period of time.
Jamie Bruno, SSF's Producing Artistic Director of this show, says, "Nora O'Dea's empathy for her character and understanding of the Tudor period are equally deep. It has been a privilege to work with her as she developed a performance that will entertain and move Syracuse audiences."
*Shakespeare's Will was produced by special arrangement in the United States with Bruce Ostler and Mark Orsini. BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.