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The Wife of Willesden

The Wife of Willesden

North American Premiere

At this time, tickets to this production are only available as part of a 2022/23 subscription.
The A.R.T. Member presale begins December 8 at noon.
Single tickets go on sale December 15 at noon.
Recommended for grades 9+.

At this time, tickets to this production are only available as part of a 2022/23 subscription.
The A.R.T. Member presale begins December 8 at noon.
Single tickets go on sale December 15 at noon.
Recommended for grades 9+.

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February

Saturday

February 25

7:30PM ET

Sunday

February 26

7:30PM ET

Tuesday

February 28

7:30PM ET

March

Wednesday

March 1

7:30PM ET

Thursday

March 2

7:30PM ET

Sold Out

Friday

March 3

7:30PM ET

Saturday

March 4

2PM ET

Saturday

March 4

7:30PM ET

Wednesday

March 8

10AM ET

Sold Out

Tickets may still be available for school groups. Please email Groups@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300 for availability.

Wednesday

March 8

7:30PM ET

Thursday

March 9

7:30PM ET

Friday

March 10

7:30PM ET

Saturday

March 11

2PM ET

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for Audio Description or Open Captioning, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

March 11

7:30PM ET

Sunday

March 12

2PM ET

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Wednesday

March 15

10AM ET

Sold Out

Tickets may still be available for school groups. Please email Groups@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300 for availability.

Wednesday

March 15

7:30PM ET

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Thursday

March 16

7:30PM ET

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for Audio Description or Open Captioning, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Friday

March 17

7:30PM ET

Saturday

March 18

2PM ET

This performance will be relaxed.

Saturday

March 18

7:30PM ET

Sold Out

The Wife of Willesden is a celebration of community and local legends, of telling a good story and living a life worth telling.

The Guardian

Glorious…Zadie Smith and Indhu Rubasingham have concocted a stunning piece of freewheeling stagecraft. Clare Perkins is magnificent.

The Times of London

A proper local legend, Alvita will tell her life story to anyone in the local West London pub—there’s no shame in her game. The question is: are you ready to hear it? Because this woman’s got the gift of the gab: she can rewrite mistakes into triumphs, turn pain into parables. And her love life? It’s an epic poem. They call her the Wife of Willesden. Join her for an evening that celebrates the human knack for telling elaborate tales, especially about our own lives. Winner of the 2022 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning best-selling author Zadie Smith transforms an excerpt from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales into the unbelievable—and unforgettable.

Adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham
A Kiln Theatre Production

Notable dates

Opening Night: 3/2
ASL Interpreted: 3/12 at 2PM & 3/15 at 7:30PM
Audio Described: 3/11 at 2PM & 3/16 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: 3/11 at 2PM & 3/16 at 7:30PM
Relaxed: 3/18 at 2PM