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August 31, 2016
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Where there’s a will...

Mimi McGurl, left, Vern Thiessen, and Tannis Kowalchuk held an impromptu Q&A after the performance of "Shakespeare's Will" at the NACL in Highland Lake.

I found the show to be fascinating (Shakespeare had a son named Hamlet?), haunting and lyrical, and having Thiessen in the house to address the audience after the show, a fabulous bonus. “There is very little known about Anne” he explained “and frankly, I don’t care. Yes, there is an actual will” he continued “and available online to be read, but this play is really about a woman raising children on her own, and what a marriage contract really is,” he added. If I had to find fault with this production, it would be that there are no more performances scheduled, but Kowalchuk and company promise that opportunities will arise. Details must be worked out for future dates with the Shakespeares, but where there’s a will...