Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare In Love

August 4, 2017

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed.

RUN TIME: Approx. Two and a half hours with one intermission.


Remo Airaldi* … Fennyman/Apothecary
Paul Alperin … Ensemble/Musician
Steve Auger … Ralph/Ensemble
Ken Baltin* … Henslowe
Nancy E. Carroll* … Queen Elizabeth I
Jennifer Ellis* … Viola de Lesseps
Cameron Gosselin … Webster/Abraham/Ensemble/Musician
Jade Guerra … Mistress Quickly/Kate/Others
Jesse Hinson* … Ned Allenyn
Jeff Marcus … Ensemble/Musician
George Olesky* … Will Shakespeare
Zaven Ovian* … Ensemble/Various
Omar Robinson* … Richard Burbage
Edward Rubenacker … Sam/Juliet
Carolyn Saxon* … Nurse/Wench
Eddie Shields* … Kit Marlowe
Damon Singletary … Tilney/Sir Robert de Lesseps
Lewis D. Wheeler* … Lord Wessex

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Production Team

Original Music/Music DirectioSound Design by David Reiffel**
Choreography/Movement by Judith Chaffee*

Scenic Design by Jenna McFarland Lord
Costume Design by Rachel Padula-Shufelt
Lighting Design by Karen Perlow
Props Design by Abby Shenker
Fight Direction by Ted Hewlett

Dawn Schall Saglio*, Production Stage Manager
Dominique D. Burford*, Assistant Stage Manager

Special Events

ARTISTS’ FORUM Sundays: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 following 3:00 pm performances Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.

OUT & ABOUT Friday 1/19 following 8:00 pm performance Join us for a party with the cast and crew. Free food and cash bar. All are welcome!

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