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 our summer stage 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


Friday & Saturday April 23-24, 2021 at 8pm PT
Sunday April 25, 2021 at 3pm PT

Venue: Online

Meet the Cast

Viola/Sebastian… Ellen Dunphy

Olivia… April Culver

Duke Orsino Bezachin Jifar

Feste Melissa Jones

Sir Toby Ross Harkness

Maria Doll Piccotto

Sir Andrew Nick Louie

Malvolio Jeff Kramer

Antonio Doug Brook

Boat Captain/Fabian/Servant Andre Leben

Valentine/Officer 2/Priest (u/s principal females) Kristin Hall

Curio/Officer 1 (u/s principal males) Kyle Dayrit