Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DON’T MISS THE METROPOLITAN REGION’S DEBUT OF “SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE” @ STNJ!

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. (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