Shakespeare in Love

February 1st to 9th, 2019
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall,
with music by Paddy Cunneen
Directed by Iam Coulter*

This charming evocation of another time and place takes us back to Elizabethan England, to witness the early career of one William Shakespeare.  Our beloved bard is in a slump when we meet him, experiencing a stubborn case of writer’s block while producers demand pages.  He forces himself to the work, holding auditions for a play not yet written – and then he meets Viola de Lesseps, disguised as male actor Thomas Kent, and their world is turned upside down.  Where there were no words, now the words flow with ease on the wings of love.  Romeo and Juliet is written before us, as our star-crossed lovers face the cruel realities of the world.  Can Shakespeare survives the drama of being hunted by an angry fiance? Can he ever hope to please his impatient producers? Can Will and Viola bring true love to the stage before she is forced into marriage with another man? Adapted from the Oscar winning movie by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love will delight and inspire as only the poetry and art of Shakespeare can.

Production Crew
ProducerSean Anderson
DirectorIam Coulter*
Stage ManagerDaisy Pond
Assistant Stage ManagerJennifer Lealand
Intimacy DirectorAnastasia St Amand
Fight DirectorJohn Knight*
Set Design & ConstructionBill Brown
Properties & Set DécorLonni Olson
Costume DesignerChristie Johnson
Hair & Makeup DesignerBritta Siemens
Lighting DesignLisa Floyd
Sound DesignerTroy Couillard
Lighting OperatorTrevor Somers
Will ShakespeareCaleb Gordon
Viola De LessepsJamie Matchullis
Kit MarloweTrevor Matheson
Queen ElizabethDeborah L. Ferguson
HensloweJohn Warkentin
FennymanJennifer MacLean
Lord WessexJanos Zeller
TilneySandra Lucas
John WebsterNick Wensrich
Ned AlleynMegan Baldrey
Richard BurbageKyle Gould
NurseElizabeth Greenwood
Sir Robert De LessepsJohn Moerschbacher
SamEmily Snell
WabashIan Bamford
Molly/MusicianArlene Irwin
Ralph/EnsembleDorin McIntosh
Peter/EnsembleNicole Dickinson
Boatman/EnsembleGeorge Thomson
Kate/EnsembleShaylea Pangle

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance*Opera*Theatre Policy.