The Christopher Marlowe Festival presents The Shakespeare Conspiracy in its New York City debut that reveals the story behind the greatest literary deception of all time! Two conspiracy theories have fascinated historians for centuries: How could William Shakespeare become England's greatest playwright virtually overnight when he was just a nameless actor who had never written anything before? And how could Christopher Marlowe, known spy and the previous reining playwright in England, be suspiciously murdered and quickly buried in an unmarked grave days before he was to be tried for treason? The grave has not been found to this day. The Shakespeare Conspiracy answers those questions in a wild romp through gay 16th century Elizabethan England as a rapidly unfolding detective story filled with comedy, intrigue, murder, and an illicit love story.