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William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

October 4th - October 20th 2013
Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, F

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?

Press Highlights

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...