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Taking Shakespeare

by John Murrell

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When a longtime, disillusioned college professor is asked to tutor her dean’s son through his freshman Shakespeare class, she finds it to be as much a test for her as it is for him. Although they seem to have nothing in common, as they explore the Bard’s Othello together, they learn more about each other—and themselves—than either is ready to admit. While they draw strength from the play, they come to understand what it means to live up to expectations. This gentle comedy explores the power of storytelling.

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Creative Team


  • 2017 Pulsar Award, Best Director, Mary Job
  • 2017 Pulsar Award, Best Actress, Terry Heck
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