SpeakEasy Stage Company

Shakespeare in Love

January 12—February 10, 2018
Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

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Based on the Academy Award-winning film, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed.

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Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street, Boston

Photo: Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots