WSR presents Any Other Name
Any Other Name” is a wry psychological thriller about poetry, madness, and identity theft in Victorian England. Edward Ballard, a poetry critic, and his formerly well-to-do American wife, Margaret, are on the brink of poverty, surviving on Edward’s aspirations of becoming a famous poet. Lofty dreams soon give way to reality and Edward hatches a plan to satisfy his ambition and save them from ruin by enlisting the aid of celebrated poet turned madman, John Clark. Desire, envy, and deception build to the play’s surprising conclusion in this Chicago premiere by WSRep, McHenry County’s only professional regional theatre company.