Willy's Lil' Virgin Queen

Written and Performed by Terra Taylor Knudson

Developed and Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson



Told through monologue, historical anecdotes and a little creative conjecture, award-winning actress/playwright Terra Taylor Knudson weaves Shakespeare’s works into her own coming-of-age story as she illustrates the many ways that the Bard shaped her life and used his words to give her a voice.


In addition to the humorously awkward moments of growing up, “Willy’s Lil Virgin Queen” is also an exploration into some of the darker aspects of adolescence including depression, bullying, trauma and even suicide. But, by filtering the darker aspects of her life through the lens of Shakespeare’s words, Terra connects his classic characters with real-life circumstances, providing an opportunity to see them in a contemporary and more accessible light.


“Willy’s Lil Virgin Queen” invites all audiences, from scholar to newbie, a unique peek into the depths of Terra’s obsession with Shakespeare, and the many ways in which saved her life.


September 5th, 6th, 7th
8:00PM

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  • $20 General Admission