PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Women of Will Star Nigel Gore

Nigel Gore co-stars in the New York premiere of Tina Packer's Women of Will. In this groundbreaking exploration of Shakespeare’s canon through the eyes of his female characters, both actors play 36 characters in 55 scenes over the course of 5 plays.


The show opened officially on Feb. 3, after having begun previews on Jan. 29, at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street, at Washington Square South) in Manhattan. Eric Tucker directs.

"If Shakespeare had 'bonus content,' this would be it," according to notes. Women of Will explores the Bard’s characters, focusing on the 'women of will,' from Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing to Viola in Twelfth Night and everyone in between, giving a unique and exciting perspective on some of the most well-known classics in the English language. A true tour de force performance, Women of Will, is the masterful summation of Shakespeare & Company Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer’s 40-plus years spent investigating all things Shakespeare; it is an engrossing exploration of the Bard’s art and psyche as seen through the eyes of his female characters, and portrayed by two of Shakespeare’s greatest modern interpreters – Ms. Packer and Nigel Gore."

Performances continue through June 2. Women of Will performs Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street, at Washington Square South).

Tickets are $75 General Admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling TheatreMania at 212-352-3101. There will also be a limited number of $25 student rush tickets available for each performance sold at the Box Office.

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