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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. (on the Drew University Campus), Madison Buy tickets! ShakespeareNJ.org| 973-408-5600
"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.
Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonya Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod