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Shakespeare in Love

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Music by Paddy Cunneen

September 27, 2018 – October 21, 2018

Shakespeare in Love is a play with music that was adapted for the stage from the 1998 film by Tony and Olivier Award-winning writer Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Academy Award-winning writer Marc Norman, and Tony, Olivier, and Academy Award-winning writer Tom Stoppard.

A romantic piece of historical fiction, the story centers around a young Will Shakespeare as he struggles to find his inspiration. Enter the feisty aristocratic Viola de Lesseps, who longs to be an actor. The relationship they forge serves as inspiration for Will’s greatest play – Romeo and Juliet. This stage adaptation employs tactics commonly found in plays of the Elizabethan age: cross-dressing disguises, mistaken identities, suspicions of adultery, sword fighting, a comedic nurse, and even visions of ghosts are all present, as is the enduring “play-within-a-play” convention that Shakespeare fondly adopted for many of his works. Overall, Shakespeare in Love delivers a delightfully crowd-pleasing, deeply romantic, and highly adventurous tale of love and drama in Renaissance-era England.

Recommended for ages 12+

“… it makes for a very warm, accessible and enjoyable night at the theater.” –Chicago Tribune

FAC’s Shakespeare in Love: Sweet and Charming

– Ginny Quaney,

Cast + Creative


Seth Dhonau*
Carley Cornelius*
Dastan Harrison
Ben Hilzer
Dwayne Carrington*
Jareth Spirio
Damon Guerassio
Michael Augenstein
Carmen Shedd
Dana Kjeldsen
Maggie Tisdale
Kyle Dean Steffen*
Lisbeth Splawn
Birgitta DePree*
Mark Cannon
Nels Jacobson
Micah Speirs
Joe O’Rear
Peter Bussian
Sean Verdu
Conner Graves

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association


Director……………………….Scott RC Levy
Choreographer………………Mary Ripper Baker
Music Directors………………Jay Hahn & Sharon Skidgel
Fight Director………………..Kyle Dean Steffen
Scenic Designer………………Christopher L. Sheley
Lighting Designer……………Holly Anne Rawls
Costume Designer…………..Noelle Raffy


Show Dates

Sept. 27-Oct. 21, 2018

Wed | 7 p.m.
Thurs, Fri  | 7:30 p.m.
Sat | 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.

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