Shakespeare in Love

Friday, April 05, 2019 to Sunday, May 12, 2019


Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill

April 5 – May 12

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he desperately needs some inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse — Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including donning a moustache) to appear in his next play. As love blossoms, so does the comedy, great romance and playwriting. Join theREP for this immersive and sumptuous adaptation of the Academy Award-winning screenplay, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, backstage disasters, and a dog.

“Marvelously fluid, riotously funny, and often intensely, even startlingly poignant…This may be, in part at least, a comedy about Shakespeare falling in love; but joking aside, it could just make you fall, all over again, in love with Shakespeare.” —Chicago Tribune

Special Events

April 9: Opening Night
Stay after the show for desserts from Bella Napoli and champagne (or ginger ale) toast with the cast and crew!

April 16: Chef’s Table Night
Hungry for a pre-show snack? Enjoy complimentary light bites before the show provided by 677 Prime! Samples servings begin at 6:30 p.m.

April 17: Pre-show Discussion Night
Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill will host a pre-show discussion. Come and join the conversation!

April 24: Post-show Discussion Night
Interested in learning more about Shakespeare in Love? Join us after the show for a post-show discussion with Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and the cast from the play.

April 28: Behind the Scenes
A pre-show discussion with Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill at 12:30 p.m. and includes a light pre-show snack. 

May 2: Thirsty Thursday
Before the show, enjoy complimentary samples from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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