By Tina Packer
Directed by Eric Tucker
Featuring Tina Packer and Nigel Gore
A Women of Substance event
A true tour de force performance, Women of Will is the masterful summation of Shakespeare & Company’s Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer’s 40-plus years spent investigating all things Shakespeare.
A combination of riveting scenes and trenchant analysis, Women of Will explores themes of love, loss, freedom, control, violence, and power through the heroines of Shakespeare’s text. Using performance and discussion, Packer traces the chronological evolution of Shakespeare’s female characters, and examines Shakespeare’s own journey and growth as a writer.
“When I began work on this piece 12 years ago,” said Packer, “through a Guggenheim grant, I knew it was an unusual journey and a hybrid, as far as theatrical performance is concerned – it is a performance, but it’s also a discussion, a debate (as are all Shakespeare’s plays, in essence). The dramatic tension in the piece comes from the social and political influences in Shakespeare’s life, coupled with my desire to show how powerful and distinct the women in his plays are.”
Director Eric Tucker returns to join forces with Packer and her talented acting mate, Nigel Gore, giving the trio another opportunity to tackle Shakespeare’s canon. Packer and Gore have starred opposite each other in several productions, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (which netted Gore an Elliot Norton Award for Best Actor in 2010), Antony & Cleopatra, and Hamlet.
Tier 1 $34
Tier 2 $28
Tier 3 $22
Tier 4 $14
Seniors and Students receive $4 off tickets; MPR, TPT, Military, and St. Kate's Community (faculty, staff, alumnae) receive $2 off tickets.
Groups of 10+ save 15% off tickets. *Prices include $2 restoration fee.
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