SVS celebrates the Bard’s birthday with The “Dear Will” Letters, an updated version of 2008’s wildly popular SVS world premiere. Join some of Shakespeare’s famously infatuated characters as they write to our dear Will for advice on their romantic woes.

Written by SVS resident Dramaturg Doll Piccotto and William Shakespeare himself, this production will feature real-life couples performing Shakespeare’s most iconic lovelorn personalities. Performed live online, it will also feature scenes filmed from on location at Sanborn Park!

The “Dear Will” Letters will feature a post-show toast to the Bard with the cast, and an opportunity to ask the couples what it was like playing the Shakespearean pairs!

By Doll Piccotto and William Shakespeare

Directed by Angie Higgins and Doll Piccotto

Director of Photography/Editor: Christian Pizzirani

Stage Manager: Alexandra Maisonneuve Teixeira

ASM/Script Supervisor: Ellie Schwartz


Friday & Saturday April 23-24, 2021 at 8pm PT
day April 25, 2021 at 3pm P T

Venue: Online

Meet the Cast

William Shakespeare… Tom Gough
James Lucas
Beatrice… Doll Piccotto
Petruchio… Aaron Weisberg
Kate… Cindy Weisberg
Baptista… Kyle Smith
Malvolio… Drew Benjamin Jones
Olivia… Melissa Jones
Maria… Valerie Valenzuela
Sir Toby Ronnie Misra
Silvius… Jeremy Ryan
Phebe… Tonya Duncan
Rosalind… Laura Domingo
Cleopatra… Stephanie Whigham