Thursday, September 28, 2017

An Exuberant "Love Letter" to Shakespeare Opens in Madison October 11!

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Directed by Bonnie J. Monte

WHEN: Performances begin October 11!
WHERE:
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison
Buy tickets!


"The play's a crowd tickler−mistaken identities, a shipwreck, a pirate king, a bit with a dog and love triumphant."

This exuberant theatrical "love letter" is based on the award-winning film of the same name and it's no less a joy than the original screen version. Filled with music, a huge cast of colorful characters (including a feisty little dog), the play captures the Bard as he struggles with writer's block and a forbidden romance with the woman who becomes the muse who inspires some of his greatest work. An epic Elizabethan extravaganza, it is rousing, funny, and a beautiful homage to love, art, and Shakespeare himself.

www.ShakespeareNJ.org | 973-408-5600

Provident Bank of New Jersey and Beacon Trust are proud sponsors of Shakespeare in Love.

Sponsored in part by Dr. W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher.

Additional support from Wood Huntley and Beirne Donaldson.

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonya Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod.

Pictured: Jon Barker as Will Shakespeare. Photo credit: Samantha Gordon.