2022-2023 Season

Shakespeare’s Will

by Vern Thiessen

March 15 - April 16

Upperstage

A Forgotten Woman

Her husband is the most famous man in literary history. She has been cloaked in silence and invisibility. Now Anne Hathaway tells her side of the story, full of love and loss, secrets and sacrifices. Inspired by what little we know about Anne, this witty and imaginative play creates a surprisingly modern portrait of a proudly imperfect wife and mother: a liberated woman living on her own defiant terms.

 

Know Before You Go

  • Approx. Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Tickets start at $25.
  • Shakespeare’s Will contains profanity and adult themes and situations. Recommended for patrons 9th grade and above.

Special Programming

Cast Members

Tracy Michelle Arnold
Anne
Tracy Michelle Arnold
Anne

Tracy has appeared at the IRT in Shakespeare’s Will and A Doll’s House Part 2. She is a member of the Core Acting Company at American Players Theatre, where her roles have included Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, Jacques in As You Like It, Lady M in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, Malaprop in The Rivals, and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Other regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. “Love to M & G.”

Creative Team

Vern Thiessen
Playwright
Vern Thiessen
Playwright
Brenda Devita
Director
Brenda Devita
Director
Scott Penner
Scenic Designer
Scott Penner
Scenic Designer
Daniele Tyler Mathews
Costume Designer
Daniele Tyler Mathews
Costume Designer
Dawn Chiang
Lighting Designer
Dawn Chiang
Lighting Designer
Sartje Pickett
Composer & Sound Designer
Sartje Pickett
Composer & Sound Designer
Richard J Roberts
Dramaturg
Richard J Roberts
Dramaturg
This is Richard’s 34th season with the IRT, and his 26th as resident dramaturg. He has also been a dramaturg for the New Harmony Project, Write Now, and the Hotchner Playwriting Festival. He has directed IRT productions of A Christmas Carol, The Cay, Bridge & Tunnel, The Night Watcher, Neat, Pretty Fire, The Giver, The Power of One, and Twelfth Night. Other directing credits include Actors Theatre of Indiana, the Phoenix, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Edyvean. Richard studied music at DePauw and theatre at IU and was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
Erin Joy Swank
Stage Manager
Erin Joy Swank
Stage Manager