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Shakespeare in Love, presented by UWF

Nov. 5-7, 7:30 p.m. (5th & 6th); 2:30 p.m. (7th)

Location: UWF Center for Fine & Performing Arts View Map

Tickets: $7-$18

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents Shakespeare in Love based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall with music by Paddy Cunneen. Performances will be held Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 5-7 with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block and is late in finishing his most recent play “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter”. He is in desperate need of inspiration until he finds his muse – Viola, a beautiful young woman who wants nothing more than to perform on stage, where women are not permitted. Set amidst a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics, Will and Viola’s love blossoms and their passionate, forbidden love affair goes on to inspire Shakespeare’s masterpiece, the most romantic tragedy ever written.

Director Christine Kellogg leads the creative team consisting of current students and alumni Brittney Barton, set designer; Kristen Taylor, costume designer; ColeHudson, wig, and makeup designer; and Kelley Finn, lighting designer (’12).

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