About The Heavy Gait of Night

The year is 1596. Will “Shaggy” Shakespeare is a player and shareholder in the Lord Chamberlain's Men and is quickly becoming one of the most popular playwrights in London. He's just opened the smash hit A Midsummer Night's Dream, and now Queen Elizabeth herself has requested he pen a new history of King John featuring Will Kempe as Robin Hood. Will struggles to complete this tall order, writing in the wings during performances, when he receives news from his family that changes his life – his son, Hamnet, has died.

The Heavy Gait of Night is a brand-new play by SCSC Founder and Artistic Director Jeffrey Chips about grief, passion, and family, filled with humor and love and finding inspiration from those we love the most.

Steel City Shakespeare Center

Since its first production of Twelfth Night in 2014, Steel City Shakespeare Center has pursued its mission of engaging and inspiring communities through Shakespeare's works and other classical literature and folklore. SCSC's style of intimate, fast-paced, and interactive performances have brought communities together to share in the transformative act of storytelling. Now in its 10th season and firmly rooted in its permanent home at the West View Hub, SCSC is excited for what the future holds.