January 10–March 28
Shakespeare in Love
Adapted for the stage by LEE HALL | Based on the screenplay by MARC NORMAN and TOM STOPPARD | Directed by RACHEL ROCKWELL
“An absolute joy from beginning to end.” – Daily Express
Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman’s brilliant seven-time Academy Award-winning film, including Best Picture bursts to life on the Asolo Rep stage. Promising young playwright Will Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block while two competing theatre managers are demanding new comedies replete with romance, adventure and maybe a funny bit with a dog. To his rescue comes the beautiful and vibrant Viola, Will’s greatest admirer and the inspiration he’s been longing for. But Viola has a secret and Will finds himself star cross’d. This sweeping romantic comedy is a love letter to the arts, as Viola proclaims: “I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”
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