The performance, which features 24 Shakespeare roles from both plays and sonnets, is split into two acts, encompassing three of the “ages of man”: youth, manhood, and old age. The set is unadorned—a Persian rug, an armchair—and Horwitz commands the stage alone for the entire two-hour performance. Command he does, from beginning to end of an extremely challenging piece. Horwitz is called upon to abruptly switch from hunched, downtrodden Caliban to cavalier, confident Mercutio; from naive, lovesick Romeo to destroyed, desperate King Lear. He does so with astonishing fluidity and powerful restraint.