AUGUST 6–9, 2020
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall,
with music by Paddy Cunneen
Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod
Directed by Becca Johnson-Spinos
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, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?
ON NIGHT ROLES
VIOLA DE LESSEPS
RICHARD BURBAGE/DE LESSEPS
OFF NIGHT ROLES
Wednesday, January 22, from 6-10pm
All actors will be called Mondays from 6-10 pm. Additional small group rehearsals will be held Wednesdays from 6-10 pm and Saturday mornings.
Outcry Theatre Rehearsal Location
1915 North Central Expressway, Suite 120
Plano, TX 75075
Thursday, August 6, 7:30pm
Friday, August 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 8, 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, August 9, 2pm & 6:30pm
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
General Admission $10
Premium Reserved Seating $20
Tickets will be available online and at the door. There is a service charge for tickets purchased online.
Shakespeare in Love is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.