The Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s (PCPA) latest production, The Book of Will, will open at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria on Thursday, Aug. 17, and run through Sunday, Aug. 26. The show will enjoy an additional run at the Solvang Festival Theater between Thursday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 10.
The Book of Will takes place in England between 1619 and 1623 and follows the lives of colleagues and rivals of William Shakespeare shortly after his death. The award-winning play, written by Lauren Gunderson, tells the true story of Shakespeare’s friends compiling the Bard’s plays and poetry to preserve his legacy, while bad knockoffs of Hamlet plague the stages of London, according to press materials.
The cast of PCPA’s production of The Book of Will—helmed by director Emily Trask—includes Andrew Philpot (pictured, left), Don Stewart (right), Isabella Lind, Kitty Balay, Polly Firestone Walker, Erik Stein, George Walker, and others.
For tickets to the show or more info, call the PCPA box office at (805) 922-8313 or visit pcpa.org.