SHALL I COMPARE THEE: THE SONNETS

Conceived and devised by MARY COLEMAN WAY
Written and devised by DATHAN B. WILLIAMS
Co-Directed by MARY COLEMAN WAY and DATHAN B. WILLIAMS

Shall I Compare Thee brings the Sonnets to life and allows words to dance onstage as words, lyrics, music, dance, and images.  Come sing hymns at heavens gates like “break of day arising” at this extraordinary celebration of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness in a post COVID world. 

CAST

Spencer Beckwith
PERFORMER

 Eric Banks
PERFORMER

 Jim Coates
PERFORMER

Joi Fletcher
PERFORMER

Nathan Gayan
PERFORMER

Megan Lindsay
PERFORMER

Christina McSheffrey
PERFORMER

Tim Shawver
PERFORMER

MUSICIANS

Natalie Andrews
MUSICIAN

Chad Rubin
MUSICIAN

David Rubin
MUSICIAN

CREATIVE TEAM

Playwright/Co-Director
Dathan B. Williams

Co-Director
Mary Coleman Way

Choreographer
Hillary Conrad Zbyszinski

Lighting Designer
Stacey Walston

Video/Media Designer
William Rogers

Sound Designer
Derek Stevenson

Scenic Designer
Mary Coleman Way

Music composition/Composers
Chad Rubin and Natalie Andrews

Props Designer
Beau Heckman

Costume Manager
Hayley Larson

Hair and Makeup Designer
Juliana Jackson

PRODUCTION TEAM

Stage Manager/Light Board Operator
Dylan Prentis

Asst. Stage Manager/Run Crew
Emmy Antillion

Sound Board Operator
Derek Stevenson

SOUTHWEST SHAKESPEARE STAFF

Producing Artistic Director
Debra Ann Byrd

Executive Director
Mary Coleman Way

Producing Director
Stacey Walston

Business Manager
Janine Donnovan


PLAN YOUR VISIT

Local Businesses honoring your Bard Club Membership – Show your Bard Club Membership Card to obtain your discount

Nunthaporn’s Thai Cuisine, 17 W Main Street, Mesa. 480.649.6140; 20% discount on Dinner Menu only
Margaritas Grill, 10 W Main Street, Mesa. 480.969.5812; 20% on Dinner Menu only
Blue Adobe Grille, 144 N Country Clube Drive. 480.962.1000; 15% on all menu items
il Vinaio, 270 W Main Street, Mesa, 480.649.6476; 20% discount on all menu items
Pita Jungle, 1850 W Southern Avenue, Mesa, 480.615.7482; 10% discount on all menu items – this location only
Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery, 154 W Main Street, Mesa, 480.822.7146; 15% discount on all menu items

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Apr. 7, 7:30 PM
  • Apr. 8, 7:30 PM
  • Apr. 9, 7:30 PM
  • Apr. 10, 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE LOCATION

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
Pavilion Theater
12345 N. Taliesin West
Scottsdale, AZ 85259


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BOX OFFICE INFO

Ticketing for all SW Shakes productions is done through the Mesa Arts Center Box Office.  PERFORMANCE LOCATION can be found at the top of this page in this column.

MESA ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE
1 E Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

480) 644-6500

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12–5PM
Wednesday 12–5PM
Thursday 12–5PM
Friday 12–5PM
Saturday 12–5PM
Sunday Closed