Prime Stage Theatre Co., announces Yvonne Hudson’s one-woman show, Mrs Shakespeare, Will’s first & last love.
Just in time to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday, Prime Stage Theatre Co. has announced the Pittsburgh return of Yvonne Hudson’s Mrs Shakespeare, Will’s first & last love. As part of Prime Stage’s intimate and interactive 2nd Stage series, Yvonne Hudson appears as Anne Hathaway Shakespeare in her long-running, original one-woman show. Developed over 20+ years of research and performance, Hudson’s portrayal of Anne Hathaway weaves sonnets, soliloquies, and songs from 30 of Shakespeare’s works with an intimate account of her marriage to a famous glover’s son from Stratford-Upon-Avon. Her original script depicts the highs and lows of the Shakespeares’ life together and apart—including their rollicking courtship and Anne’s discovery that Will has been unfaithful to her while working in London. Anne tells her tales of resourceful parenting and unrivaled resilience—and gain a whole new perspective on the curious character of William Shakespeare.
“As Anne Hathaway, Yvonne Hudson molded a tender character of nobility and courage out of history’s fragmentary knowledge about Shakespeare’s other half.”
–The Off-Off-Broadway Review
Ms. Hudson, a native of Indiana, PA and graduate of Point Park University, received her M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, where she first developed this piece. She has been seen in several off-off-Broadway runs and at the Tower of London, in addition to many festivals and events. Performance venues include many historical landmark venues, including the English Room at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning (where she last performed the show in Pittsburgh in 2010), Phipps Conservatory, the Victorian Chapel of Calvary UM Church, and a restored South Dakota music hall.
“MRS SHAKESPEARE, WILL’S FIRST AND LAST LOVE” Written and Performed by Yvonne Hudson
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 7:00 PM
TICKETS – $15.00/Advance $20.00/Door www.primestage.com
Prime Stage Studio
840 Saw Mill Run Blvd. (Lower Level) Pittsburgh, PA 15220
A talk back with the writer-actress follows the performance. A reception with light refreshments follows the talk back.
Editors: Note that the play’s title Mrs Shakespeare does not include a period after Mrs (British style)