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National Tour News Patrick Page's Shakespearean Solo Show All the Devils Are Here to Tour the US

A series of select city engagements will be carried out, starting this fall.

Patrick Page in All The Devils Are Here Julieta Cervantes

Tony nominee Patrick Page's All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain will traverse the United States in a series of limited engagements.

The piece, which continues Off-Broadway through March 31, has set numerous box office records at the DR2 theatre, becoming one of the longest-running Shakespearean performances in New York history. By the time of its Off-Broadway closing, it will have surpassed Richard Burton’s record-breaking run as Hamlet on Broadway in 1964.

Created and performed by the Hadestown star, the show explores "the twisted motivation and hidden humanity at the heart of Shakespeare’s greatest villains." Moving through the evolution of some of the iconic antagonists of the stage, Page examines over a dozen characters. Simon Godwin directs.

The national tour will begin this fall at Minneapolis, Minnesota's The Guthrie Theater. Running from October 12 to November 17, tickets for the limited engagement will be released later this spring. Additional engagements will be announced at a later date.

Said Page in a statement, “I’m overwhelmed at the response our show is generating, and with the amazing conversations I get to have with the audience after each performance. To say I am grateful is an understatement.”

As Page told Playbill in an interview, “The journey of the play begins in 1590, when Shakespeare first emerges as a playwright in London, and then moves chronologically through the canon using these particular characters,” Page explains. “These wrongdoers, these malefactors, these outcasts, rogues, scoundrels trace Shakespeare's evolution in his understanding of what a human being is. Our fascination with villains is our curiosity about what a human being is capable of, and what we ourselves might be capable of, were we pushed to the extreme.”

All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain was originally scheduled as a one-night-only benefit at Cherry Lane Theatre in February 2020. It was presented on film through the Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2021 and was made available for streaming for a limited audience. The solo show began performances Off-Broadway September 29, 2023.


Check Out Photos of Patrick Page in All The Devils Are Here Off-Broadway

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