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Shakespeare in Love

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Updated 3/12/2020


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.

What Barrymore Voters Are Saying

"For those fairweather Shakespeare fans, fear not – this is a wonderfully fun and contemporary romp through love, mistaken identity and the Elizabethan era. AND there's a dog!"

"A really tight production with plenty of gleeful references to the Bard's complete works, but still accessible for audience members less familiar with the canon. Alex's music beautifully danced around the text and featured some gorgeous musical themes."

"What a wonderful evening of theatre! From the moment you entered the space, the audience was treated to information on the writings of Shakespeare and the production in general. All of the production elements worked well together, topped off by performances that were both entertaining and full of substance. The play moves along fluidly, demonstrating a deft hand directing it. Probably my favorite night of theatre so far this season!"

"A joyful romp through Elizabethan England. Imaginative glimpse into the possible background of two of the most celebrated writers of the era, Shakespeare and Marlowe. Full of heart and love."

"Really loved this production--just an overall good time and great acting--production value incredibly high for a small(ish) theatre."

"Beautifully staged production. Lovely customer service as well, from getting the ticket over the phone to will call to concessions. Had a great overall experience!"


Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard

Adapted for stage by

Lee Hall


Alex Bechtel


Matt Pfeiffer


Classics Comedy
Barrymore Recommended
Closing Soon
Feb 26 - Mar 29, 2020
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from $29

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