Buy Tickets From the 2018-2019 Season: Maxwell Anderson’s Anne of The Thousand Days Playing May 11, 2019 to May 26, 2019

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday May 9, 2019
$20 General Admission Preview Friday May 10, 2019

Kirstin Calvert, Troy Willis (photos by Daniel Parvis)

Intimate details come to light as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII separately relive the memories of the one thousand days of their tempestuous relationship. Watch as their tragic love story slowly unfolds and abruptly comes to an end. Full of adultery, power and deception, Anne of The Thousand Days explores the loss of innocence in so many ways.

Rights provided by the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday May 19 after the show!

Join ASC’s Kati Grace Brown for free pre-show fancy wine tasting for anyone coming to see Anne of the Thousand Days on Thursday May 16. We will be featuring three wines that are typically only for sale by the bottle at our bars as well as a couple of extra surprise wines not usually available. Tasting will be from 6:15-7:15pm.

Director's Notes

Directed by Artistic Director Jeff Watkins

Show Information


Act One: 85 minutes
15 minute intermission
Act Two: 50 min
Show will end around 10:15pm / 9:15pm Sundays

Show Roles

Performances May 11-26, 2019

Dramatis Personae*

Henry VIII - Troy Willis*
Anne Boleyn - Kirstin Calvert
Wolsey - J. Tony Brown*
Thomas Boleyn - Matt Nitchie*
John Houghton - Matt Nitchie*
Elizabeth Boleyn - Rivka Levin*
Norris - Adam King
Smeaton - Josh Goodridge
Bishop Fisher - Adam King
Norfolk - Doug Kaye*
Cromwell - Charlie Thomas
Thomas More - Jeffrey Watkins
Lord Percy - Sean Kelley
Mary Boleyn - Payton Briggs Anderson
Jane Seymore - Alyson Swann
Madge Shelton - Patty de la Garza
Chorus - Avery Michael, Charlotte Evans, Elizabeth Romig

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Show Times
Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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