Shakespeare In Love

Date(s) - 01/21/2021 - 02/21/2021
12:00 am

O'Reilly Theater


The award winning 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love” has been adapted to the stage with all its charm and lush romance intact.

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps. The daughter of a wealthy merchant, Viola’s fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Since though the law prohibits women from appearing on the stage, she is disguised as a man so they can be together. But even that ruse may not work when the couple learns that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family.

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