Solemn Mockeries

Author: Rick Creese

Solemn Mockeries

Description: "Solemn Mockeries" tells the true story of William-Henry Ireland, the teenager who tried to win his father's love by forging "Shakespearean" papers including a tragedy called VORTIGERN. And when the forged play is staged at Drury Lane with the finest actors of the day, what could possibly go wrong?"
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 1/27/2014
Content Advisory: A few mild sexual allusions.
2 Acts, 72 Minutes
0 Females, 1 Male

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Biographies · Comedy · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Historical · Literature and Writing · Shakespeare · Solo Play · True Stories

This play is in the following collections: United Solo 2013

Original Production Information

 Solemn Mockeries was first produced February 2013 by the Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles with the following cast and crew:

Actor: David Melville
Director: Jeffrey Wienchowski

It was subsequently produced in NYC at the United Solo Festival and in St. Louis.