Murder. Revenge. Suicide. Cannibalism. The new Tarantino movie? No, it's Shakespeare! A riotous romp through the canon that asks, “How many characters can you kill in one hour?”

Josh and Kelly Macbeth Romeo & Juliet Hamlet Henry VI, part 2 Titus Andronicus

Husband and wife fight choreographers Josh Brown and Kelly Elliott earn their living making other people's visions of Shakespeare's fights and deaths come to life on the stage. Now they get to do it their way. “Kill Will” takes the most famous deaths in Shakespeare (and some you might not have heard of) and changes them up in ways you've never seen before. Swashbuckling swordplay, video projection, audience participation and dozens of corpses all lead up to an explosive finale as Josh and Kelly rip their way through the Bard's works, wreaking havoc and hilarity along the way.

In Shakespeare, the stage is strewn with rushes in the first act and corpses in the fifth.


“Kill Will” has been getting great reviews from press and audience alike! Quinton Skinner of City Pages called it, “…goofy fun… the theatrical equivalent of eating the icing and throwing away the cupcake…”! Brian Henderson of said it is a “MUST SEE”! And audience member Larry Meuwissen wrote, “… one of the most energetic fringe shows ever (even including dance shows)!”

We've got links to all the articles and reviews right here on our Press page!

Next Performance - $10 Tickets Tonight!

Date: October 25th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Cleveland Public Theatre — 6415 Detroit Avenue

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