Meet the cast: Liam Craig of 'The Book of Will'

by John Moore | Feb 06, 2017
Liam Craig and Nance Williamson in The Book of Will. Photo by Adams VisCom. Liam Craig as John Hemmings and Nance Williamson as his wife in 'The Book of Will.' Photo by Adams VisCom.


MEET LIAM CRAIG

John Hemmings in The Book of Will. Hemmings was an actor who also served as the financial manager for the King's Men, William Shakespeare's acting company. He is celebrated in The Book of Will as one of the editors of Shakespeare's 1623 First Folio.

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Boeing Boeing. Off-Broadway: A Servant of Two Masters, The Killer (Theatre For A New Audience), The Internationalist (Vineyard Theater), Aunt Dan and Lemon (The New Group), Two Noble Kinsmen (The Public). Regional: The Tempest, Government Inspector, The Servant of Two Masters A Liam Craig Quote 3(Shakespeare Theatre Company), Accidental Death of an Anarchist, A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Berkeley Rep), Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep), The Scene (Alley Theater, Hartford Stage). Film/TV: "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Law and Order," "Law and Order SVU."

  • Hometown: North Falmouth, Mass.
  • Training: B.A. from Yale in English and Theater Studies; MFA from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts Graduate Acting Program
  • What was the role that changed your life? I played Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest when I was a junior in high school. My relationship with theater changed at that time.
  • Why are you an actor? I like the discipline it requires.
  • What would you be doing if you weren't an actor: I would be teaching Latin somewhere.
  • Ideal scene partner: Emily Young. She was in the original Broadway cast of  Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and is a member of Fiasco Theater. I am a fan.
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  • Why does The Book of Will matter? Because it examines theater and grief in surprising ways. This is such a special play, and I am so proud to be a part of it.
  • Finish this sentence: "All I want is ..."
    "... Turner Classic Movies."

The Book of Will: Ticket information
The Book of WillWithout William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without two of his friends, we would have lost Shakespeare’s plays forever. A comic and heartfelt story of the characters behind the stories we know so well.

  • Plays through Feb. 26
  • Ricketson Theatre
  • ASL and Audio-Described Matinee 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4
  • 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE

  • Selected previous NewsCenter coverage of The Book of Will:
    Video: Your first look at The Book of Will
    Perspectives: Why is there a bobble-head on that set?
    Guest columnist Lauren Gunderson: How one word can change a play
    Five things we learned at 'The Book of Will' opening rehearsal
    'The Year of Gunderson' has begun in Colorado
    Shakespeare in a season with no Shakespeare
    First Folio: The world's second-most important book heads to Boulder
    Video: Our look back at the 2016 Colorado New Play Summit
    Summit Spotlight: Playwright Lauren Gunderson
    Lauren Gunderson wins Lanford Wilson Award from Dramatists Guild of America
    Just who were all the king's men, anyway?
    2016-17 season: Nine shows, two world premieres, return to classics

    More 2016-17 'Meet the Cast' profiles:
    Steven J. Burge, An Act of God
    Aubrey Deeker, The Glass Menagerie
    Thaddeus Fitzpatrick, Frankenstein
    Meridith C. Grundei, Frankenstein
    Steven Cole Hughes, An Act of God
    Sullivan Jones, Frankenstein
    Mark Junek, Frankenstein
    Charlie Korman, Frankenstein
    Jennifer Le Blanc, The Book of Will
    Rodney Lizcano, The Book of Will
    Wesley Mann, The Book of Will
    Robert Manning Jr., The Christians

    Amelia Pedlow, The Glass Menagerie
    Jessica Robblee, Frankenstein
    Erik Sandvold, An Act of God
    John Skelley, The Glass Menagerie
    Caitlin Wise, The Christians

     

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