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November 8 – December 1, 2019

By Vern Thiessen
Directed by Melanie Dreyer
Starring Sheila McKenna
With violinist Dawn Posey

William Shakespeare remained married until his death to Anne Hathaway, about whom the world knows little and wonders much. This contemporary play portrays a full-throated Anne in every emotional color imaginable, at the center of her own story instead of relegated to a footnote in Will’s; a robust exploration of feminist themes resonant even in the #MeToo present.


Shakespeare’s Will offers a tour de force for an actress, in this case Sheila McKenna, cherished staple of Pittsburgh theatre, and is scored live by violinist Dawn Posey. The performance inhabits West Homestead United Methodist Church, a Pittsburgh treasure hiding in plain sight, unveiling the poetic space of her memory enhanced by the mastery of designers Stephanie Mayer-Staley, Joe Seamans, C. Todd Brown, Steve Shapiro, and Bonnie Siefers.


West Homestead United Methodist Church, 515 W 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120


Assistive listening devices will be available at all performances of Shakespeare’s Will thanks to support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District. Marked parking spots are available for patrons with accessibility needs.  If you anticipate needing any sort of accommodation, or just have questions, please call 412-362-1713 or email quantum@quantumtheatre.com.

Performance Calendar

Special Performances

Opening NightMost Popular

$ 55

Post-show receptionFriday, November 8

Sunday Q&A

$ 38

With the cast & directorSunday, November 10

Social Q - Sponsored by Reed Smith

$ 44

Explore the neighborhoodWednesday, November 13

Quantum Quaff

$ 53

Pre-show wine tastingThursday, November 14

Quantum on the Couch

$ 50

Post-show analysisSaturday, November 23

Location & Directions

West Homestead United Methodist Church, 515 W 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120

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