Monday, June 26, 2017

"What You Will"


What You Will
Max Gutmann

Amelia Adams & Jim Johnson
Rarely, if ever, can anyone in the Western World go through a day without either quoting or hearing quoted at least a few, choice lines from the 118,406 William Shakespeare left us.  What if several thousand were selected from his thirty-seven plays– purposely and cleverly of course – and rearranged into a new comedy?  Max Guttman has done all that and more in What You Will, a new work first given a developmental reading in 2016 and now staged in its world premiere by Pear Theatre.  The result is a fast-paced mélange of quips and quotes that provide in their new play placement as much or more fun and laughter as do the silly mix-ups, the slapstick shenanigans, and the singularly unique characters that the playwright has created in true Will style.

Please continue to Talkin' Broadway to read my full review: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj92.html.


Rating: 4 E

What You Will continues through July 16, 2017 at Pear Theatre, 1110 LaAvenida, Mountain View.  Tickets are available at www.thepear.org or by calling 650-254-1148.

Photo by Pear Theatre
 

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