This comedy is a completely true and accurate account of the 1599 plague of London, written by John Heimbuch. Backstage at the Globe Playhouse while Henry V is coming to an end we see Will Kemp, a resentful clown and Francis Bacon, a wealthy lawyer pitching an idea to Shakespeare who is trying to defend his current work. Everything comes to a halt when the costumer, Kate, is savagely bitten by a plague ridden madman. The Globe is placed on lockdown while the survivors must fight for their lives. Will they survive? Is there a cure? How will they know it’s safe?
William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead
Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Hat Trick reanimates history with William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead --- Hat Trick Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead is an amusing, referential romp — recommended for literary geeks, word nerds and history buffs, who have only two more performances to catch the show at the Straz’s Shimberg Playhouse...