Living Will: The Legacy of William Shakespeare
Richard Lederer dressed as ShakespeareRichard Lederer returns to OTC for a night of Shakespeare. In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday, Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer will demonstrate through excerpts from the Bard’s plays and sonnets that Shakespeare is alive and well and living robustly in San Diego. Special guest John Tessmer will perform Shakespeare monologues to help illustrate the brilliance of the great dramatist. Richard Lederer is the author of 60 books about language, history, and humor; including his current book Lederer’s Language & Laughter! Dr. Lederer’s column, “Lederer on Language” appears weekly in the San Diego Union-Tribune, and he is a founding co-host of “A Way With Words” on KPBS Public Radio. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International’s Golden Gavel winner.After the intermission, Richard Lederer will auction off his services with two live auction items:

1. Lederer On Language: Author and columnist, Dr. Richard Lederer, will come to your home, child’s school, house of worship, local library, service club, supper club, book club, or business to present whatever program of language learning and fun you wish.

2. POKER 101: As the father of Howard “The Professor” Lederer and Annie Duke, “The Princess of Poker,” Richard Lederer is the most successful breeder of world-class poker players in history. Dr. Lederer will instruct you in the fundamentals of the great American game of Texas Hold’em.

During intermission and after the performance, Dr. Lederer will be signing his books. This is a benefit performance for OTC – a fun evening of theatre!

John Tessmer is the Artistic Director of the San Diego Shakespeare Society and his own company, the La Jolla Theatre Ensemble. He has acted in two-thirds of the Shakespearean canon and is excited to be working with Richard Lederer, as we celebrate the life and works of arguably the greatest playwright of all-time.
April 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Studio 219

Buy Tickets

Registration for Summer Camp 2023 NOW OPEN!
This is default text for notification bar