Our 28th Season
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESHAKESPEARE IN LOVE - THE KWESKIN THEATRE
February 1 thru 23
Directed by Gordon Casagrande
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play - “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter” - is fast
approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, this exuberant theatrical "love letter" is no less a joy than the original screen version. Filled with music and a huge cast of colorful characters, the play captures the Bard as he struggles with writer's block and a forbidden romance with the woman 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.
CAST (in alphabetical order)
(Red denotes Curtain Call debut.)