WHEN THAT I WAS

WHEN THAT I WAS 2017-08-06T18:07:14+00:00


WHEN THAT I WAS

Little is known about the man we know as William Shakespeare. And so for the past 450 or so years, writers have filled in blanks the great playwright left behind. It is 1650 and Jack Rice, a one-time boy actor, now aged and stooped, is hiding out from the rain and Oliver Cromwell’s rulling Puritans in the ruins of the abandoned Globe Theatre. “Plays be forbidden,” quakes Jack as the wardens pound on the door.“I could be flogged for being an actor.” This is not a dull recitation of history but fascinating, human stuff as told by a lad who was supposedly there. This one man show takes on 25 or so roles and includes some of Shakespeare’s best-known speeches. And he loves, as apparently, most everyone did, the man he calls “Uncle Will.”

March 29 – 31, 2018