The Book of Will


What if Shakespeare’s works had been lost forever? After the death of their friend and mentor, two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Lauren Gunderson, playwright of last season’s runaway hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, weaves a hilarious and heartfelt story inspired by the true story of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Presented by Round House Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$36 - $65

Discount Tickets Available 30 & Under, Senior, and Military

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Box Office Phone: 240-644-1100

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/29/2017 - 12/30/2017
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 12/05/2017 (All day)


  • 12/23/2017 (All day)


  • 12/09/2017 (All day)
Performer Role
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh Henry Condell
Mitchell Hébert Richard Burbage/Ben Johnson
Kimberly Gilbert Elizabeth Condell/Emilia Bassano Lanier/Fruit Seller
Marni Penning Rebecca Heminges/Anne Hathaway/Horatio
Christopher Richardson Ralph Crane/Barman/Compositor/Francisco
Todd Scofield John Heminges
Katie Kleiger Alice/Susannah Shakespeare
Brandon McCoy Ed Knight/Isaac Jaggard
Cody Leroy Wilson Marcus/Boy Hamlet/Crier/Bernardo
Michael Tolaydo William Jaggard/Barman 2/Dering
Production Personnel
Lauren Gunderson
Ryan Rilette
Costume Designer
Kendra Rai
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Matthew M. Nielson
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
About the Venue:
Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year. It is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, provoke emotions, and demand conversation.

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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