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Shakespeare in Love
February 26 March 29
A stage adaptation of the 1998 Academy Award-winning film
"A love letter to theatre itself" The Guardian
"An absolute joy from beginning to end" The Daily Express 

Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. Low on funds and out of ideas, the young playwright finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps, a beautiful, intelligent noblewoman with dreams of the stage. Will and Viola begin a passionate affair that becomes inspiration for Shakespeare’s next play, Romeo and Juliet.

Recommended for ages 13+ due to mild sexual situations and some profanity.

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod, with music by Paddy Cunneen.
February 26-March 29, 2020 Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall Music by Alex Bechtel Directed by Matt Pfeiffer Leonard C. Haas Stage
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Cast and Creative Team
Anthony Lawton
Burbage
Bailey Roper
Webster
Justin Jain
Wessex
Taysha Canales
Viola
Dan Hodge
Henslowe
Jahzeer Terrell
Ned Alleyn
Jaime Maseda
Shakespeare
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh
Marlowe
Mark Lazar
Sir Robert de Lesseps/Boatman
Mary Elizabeth Scallen
Nurse
Melanye Finister
Queen Elizabeth
Pax Ressler
Sam
Stephen Novelli
Fennyman
Rachel Massey
Musician
Justin Yoder
Musician
Matt Pfeiffer
Director
Alex Bechtel
Music Director & Sound Designer
Paige Hathaway
Set Designer
Olivera Gajic
Costume Designer
Maria Shaplin
Lighting Designer
Eli Lynn
Fight & Intimacy Choreographer
Erin Sheffield
Choreographer
Melanie Julian
Dialect Coach
Alix Rosenfeld
Dramaturg
Kate Fossner
Stage Manager
Zak Berkman
Line Producer
Enhance Your Experience
Scoop on Wednesdays

Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and members of the cast. Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing Shakespeare in Love tickets.

March 18 & 25

AfterWORDS

Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews.

March 5, 12, 19, 26

50% off Access Night

To further expand access to our work, we offer select half-priced performances throughout the season. Your discount is automatically applied when purchasing tickets.

March 26 at 7:30pm

The Farmhouse Bistro

Dinner & A Show

Packages are available for prix-fixe dinners prior to select Wednesday-Sunday performances, beginning at $82 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price.

Brunch Packages

Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order.

Relaxed Performance

Everyone is welcome! A Relaxed Performance is a live theatre experience that invites (but is not limited to) individuals with Autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone. Learn more about Relaxed Performances here.

March 15 at 2pm

Open Caption

An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.

March 24 at 7:30pm
March 25 at 2 & 7:30pm
March 26 at 7:30pm
March 27 at 7:30pm
March 28 at 2 & 8pm
March 29 at 2pm

More Accessibility

Our theatre is wheelchair accessible, and service dogs are welcome at all performances. Large-print programs, assistive listening devices, and sensory supports (fidgets, noise-canceling headphones) are always available to borrow from the Box Office. For more information, click here or call our Patron Experience team: 610.644.3500