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William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

October 4th - 20th, 2013

Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL

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?

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