What You Will

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Tony® Award winner Roger Rees returns to the Globe Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. only for What You Will, his hysterical (and somewhat historical) 90-minute gallop through the world of Shakespeare. Rees, the acclaimed actor known for his roles on “Cheers” and “The West Wing” and his Tony-winning turn in Broadway’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, will bring to life the Bard’s most beautiful soliloquies, along with sidesplitting accounts of some of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the classical stage. Romeo, Juliet’s foolish Nurse, gory Macbeth, Hamlet, the oh-so-tragic Richard II, and even Charles Dickens, Noël Coward, and Stevie Wonder make appearances in this hilarious evening that all of San Diego will be talking about. The Washington Post declared that in What You Will, Rees “conveys each character with the combination of technique and magnetism that has distinguished the Royal Shakespeare Company actors of his generation.”



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Tony Award winner Roger Rees returns to The Old Globe Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. to present his one-man Shakespeare tour-de-force What You Will. Photo by David Allen.
Tony Award winner Roger Rees returns to The Old Globe Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. to present his one-man Shakespeare tour-de-force What You Will. Photo by David Allen.
Tony Award winner Roger Rees returns to The Old Globe Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. to present his one-man Shakespeare tour-de-force What You Will. Photo by David Allen.
 
 
Tony Award winner Roger Rees returns to The Old Globe Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. to present his one-man Shakespeare tour-de-force What You Will. Photo by David Allen.
Tony Award winner Roger Rees returns to The Old Globe Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. to present his one-man Shakespeare tour-de-force What You Will. Photo by David Allen.
 



Roger Rees Profile

  Roger Rees returns to The Old Globe after previously directing the theatre’s productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Love’s Labour’s Lost. On Broadway, he recently starred in an acclaimed revival of The Winslow Boy and directed Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher with Alex Timbers (also at New World Stages), for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Direction of a Play. Rees won the 1982 Tony Award for Actor in a Play for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and he was nominated in the same category in 1995 for Indiscretions. He has directed the Off Broadway productions of Lynn Nottage’s Mud, River, Stone (Playwrights Horizons), Arms and the Man (Roundabout Theatre Company) and Here Lies Jenny (The Zipper Factory, Post Street Theatre). From 1984 to 1985, he served asAssociate Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic, where his credits included Julius Caesar, Turkey Time and John Bull. He also served as Artistic Director of Williamstown Theatre Festival from 2005 to 2007 where his credits include Film Society, The Rivals, The Taming of the Shrew (playing Petruchio opposite Bebe Neuwirth), Double Double, The Late Middle Classes, Anything Goes and Herringbone (also at McCarter Theatre Center and La Jolla Playhouse). His additional regional credits include Red Memories (New York Stage and Film), The Primrose Path (Guthrie Theater) and Treemonisha, The Juniper Tree, A White House Cantata and The Firebrand of Florence (The Collegiate Chorale).He also directed the episode “Variety” of the HBO series “Oz.”