Willing Suspension Productions is a student theater company within Boston University that specializes in producing rarely performed English Renaissance drama. Established and run by graduate students within the BU English Department, the company has spent over 15 years giving full theatrical stagings to the oft-neglected masterpieces of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, offering audiences a unique opportunity to see live productions of plays by authors such as Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton. For a full list of performances and links click here.

Latest productions include:

Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, by Robert Greene (2019) Forbidden love, a prince in disguise, wizard duels, and dazzling spells and effects! Watch here

The Devil’s Law Case, by John Webster (2018) Malicious merchants, lawless lawyers, star-crossed lovers, disguises, duels, and one very lovely pudding-pie. Watch here
The Witch of Edmonton, by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford (2017) A tragicomedy of black magic, bad marriages, and dancing clowns. Watch here