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Shakespeare in Love

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Young Will Shakespeare is stumped by a crippling case of writer’s block as he struggles to finish his new play. Unbeknownst to him, his muse is waiting in the wings - enter Viola De Lesseps, a theatre-loving aristocrat who isn’t about to let her class or sex get in the way of her pursuits. Soon to be married off, and unwilling to accept her fate, she daringly dresses as a boy-player to win the role of Romeo in Will’s new play. As the two fall in love, a romantic comedy of errors and a whirlwind affair unfurls that will ultimately inspire the creation of Shakespeare’s tragic romantic masterpiece.

Based on the highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning screenplay, this stage adaptation will be directed by Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy.