Jane Anger

Jane Anger

Dec 13, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023
Klein Theatre

Photo of Amelia Workman and Michael Urie in the 2022 New York production of Jane Anger by Valerie Terranova.

Are you ready for a bloody good time?It’s 1606 and an egomaniacal Shakespeare (Michael Urie) is plagued… with writer’s block. London’s theatres are closed and the actual plague has the Bard stuck in quarantine with his “young” apprentice, Francis (Ryan Spahn). In through the window climbs Jane Anger (Amelia Workman), a Cunning Woman and a writer of her own merit with a dream to change history (and the cajones to make it happen).
As Shakespeare attempts to write King Lear, Jane and Anne Hathaway (of Stratford, not Hollywood, played by playwright Talene Monahon) take matters into their own more than capable hands. The New York Times raves that this bawdy production “has a liveliness that the exceptional cast runs away with, delivering Monahon’s mile-a-minute gags with zest.”
By Talene Monahon
Directed by Jess Chayes

Content Advisory: This production includes sexual references and blood.
It is recommended for mature audiences.

All titles, artists, and dates subject to change.

Cast

Talene Monahon
Talene Monahon
Anne Hathaway
Ryan Spahn
Ryan Spahn
Francis
Michael Urie
Michael Urie
William Shakespeare
Amelia Workman
Amelia Workman
Jane Anger
Saron Araia
Saron Araia
u/s Jane Anger
Bowen Fox
Bowen Fox
u/s Shakespeare, Francis
Anna Takayo Walden
Anna Takayo Walden
u/s Anne Hathaway
Geoffrey Besser
Geoffrey Besser
Plague Screecher/Peasant Woman

Full Cast List

Anne Hathaway: Talene Monahon
Francis: Ryan Spahn
William Shakespeare: Michael Urie
Jane Anger: Amelia Workman
u/s Jane Anger: Saron Araia
u/s Shakespeare, Francis: Bowen Fox
u/s Anne Hathaway: Anna Takayo Walden
Plague Screecher/Peasant Woman: Geoffrey Besser

Artistic Team

Playwright: Talene Monahon
Director: Jess Chayes
Producer: Jennifer Campos
Scenic Designer: Kristen Robinson
Costume Designer: Andrea Hood
Lighting Designer: Stacey Derosier
Original Music & Sound Design: Lindsay Jones
Special Effects Design: Jeremy Chernick
Fight Choreographer: Sean Michael Chin
Original Casting: Claire Yenson
Assistant Director: Ashley Mapley-Brittle
Production Stage Manager: Marne Anderson
Assistant Stage Manager: Dayne Sundman
Stage Management Swing: Lauren Pekel

Production Sponsors

Emily Lenzner and Vivek Jain
Michelle and Tim Gillis
The Shrivastava Family
Rob and Robin Wilder and the Duane Wilder Foundation

Health and Safety

The health and well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff are our top priority at STC. Based on audience surveys, CDC recommendations, and the countless hours of work and data analysis of our in-house Covid-19 Committee, STC has developed (and will continue to develop) policies and procedures to best serve everyone entering our theatre and spaces.

Beginning with our production of Much Ado About Nothing this November, STC will be hosting MASK REQUIRED performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays and MASK RECOMMENDED performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays