Patrick Page to lead 'All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain' off Broadway

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Every tale condemns him for a villain! Tony Award nominee Patrick Page will return to the New York stage in All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain, a new one-man show he created and stars in. Performances run at the DR2 Theatre (located at the Daryl Roth Theatre) for 14 weeks only beginning September 29.

Page is known for his portrayals of onstage villains including Hades in Hadestown (earning a Tony Award nomination), Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Now, he embodies multiple Shakespeare villains in All The Devils Are Here, exploring their motivations and hidden humanity, as well as Shakespeare's evolving ideas of evil and its place in human nature.

“Shakespeare didn’t just create some of literature’s greatest bad guys — he invented the very concept of the villain,” Page said in a statement. “Now I get to play the role of detective, uncovering the evolution of Shakespeare’s thinking over the course of his two-decade career and exposing how his work continues to shape the world around us. It has been life-changing for me to inhabit all these personalities — dozens of them — from Richard III to Macbeth.”

Simon Godwin, known for his work on classical plays, directs the show. Page first performed All The Devils Are Here with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2021 for online streaming.

Check back for information on All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Patrick Page. (Photo by Gene Reed)

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