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2nd Stage@PrimeStage

Mrs Shakespeare, Will's first and last love


By playwright and actress Yvonne Hudson
WHEN: April 18, 2015 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: Prime Stage Studio
840 Saw Mill Run Blvd.(Lower Level)
Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (map below)
COST: $15 Advance/$20 Door

Sonnets. Songs. Soliloquies. And a Story you haven't heard.

Yvonne Hudson appears as Anne Hathaway Shakespeare in her popular, original one-woman show. Will's wife calls on her husband's songs, sonnets, and soliloquies to tell the story of her marriage and motherhood. You'll hear Anne's tale of an unexpected courtship, resourceful parenting, and unrivaled resilence--and gain a whole new perspective on the curious character of William Shakespeare.

"Molded a tender character of nobility and courage out of history's fragmentary knowledge of Shakespeare's other half."

- Off-Off Broadway Review

The longest-running solo show about Will's wife, Mrs Shakespeare has seen in unique settings including Tower of London, several Off-off Broadway runs, and in a restored prairie music hall. At the University of Pittsburgh, the show has played in the historic English Room of the Cathedral of Learning's Nationality Rooms some 30 times. Ms. Hudson's other solo appearances have included Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst at Poets Corner Arts, where she has directed and produced literary and theater events. She mostly recently appeared as Juliet's Nurse with Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. A graduate of the MA program in theatre arts from the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Hudson's training in Shakespeare also includes the text intensive at Shakespeare & Company through an Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Artist Opportunity Grant and coaching with the late Barry Ingham of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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