Written by Timothy Findley
Directed by David Armour
Season Sponsor: Rotary Club of Goderich
Production Sponsor: Catherine Armour, RMT, Massage Therapy
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It’s Shrove Tuesday, 1601. Robert, the Earl of Essex is to be beheaded in the morning for leading a rebellion against the crown. Queen Elizabeth I, widely supposed to be his lover, caught by political forces she cannot overcome, awaits the morning with dread. She “requires distraction” and commands a performance of Much Ado About Nothing. Then, she joins Shakespeare and his company overnight in the barn, to wait out the curfew. What follows is a confrontation among three great minds on the nature of power, love, sex, and gender.