Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Don’t Miss Film, Theater, and TV star Roger Rees at Orlando Shakes!

Roger Rees

What You Will: An Evening By and About the Bard
Written and Performed by Roger Rees

Wednesday, February 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $35 – 100 [purchase now]

What You Will is the one-man everything there is “to be or not to be” about William Shakespeare: the greatest soliloquies ever written next to side-splitting accounts of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the stage. There’s Romeo, Juliet’s foolish Nurse, gory Macbeth, Hamlet, and the oh-so-tragic Richard II, joined by the likes of Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Noël Coward, and Stevie Wonder.

“Hilarious! Masterful, virtuosic . . . a comic gem.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Brilliance abounds! The funniest, smartest, most delightful show you’ll see this summer.”San Francisco Examiner

“A fabulous four hat ride through the good, the bad, and the funny—from Hamlet to hip-hop. This man is a treasure! Don’t miss it!” Jan Wahl, KRON-TV

Roger Rees replaces Brian Bedford, who will be unable to perform his one-man show, The Lunatic, The Lover and the Poet, as originally scheduled.


Roger Rees

Photo by Tom Bloom

Though he’s best known to American audiences as the dashing English tycoon Robin Colcord on Cheers, British Ambassador Lord John Marbury in The West Wing, and Dr. Colin Marlow on Grey’s Anatomy, it is Roger Rees’ stage work that has gained international attention and acclaim. His portrayal of the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) London, Broadway, and television productions of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby earned him the Tony and Olivier awards and an Emmy nomination.

Rees is currently playing Gomez in The Addams Family on Broadway. His upcoming work includes directing Peter and the Starcatcher, scheduled to open on Broadway next spring. His film career includes Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Frida, and The Prestige.


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