"Shakespeare In Love" At TheRep | WAMC

"Shakespeare In Love" At TheRep

Apr 12, 2019

In Capital Repertory Theatre’s production of “Shakespeare in Love,” young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block and the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he desperately needs some inspiration.

That is, until he finds his muse: Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including donning a moustache) to appear in his next play. As love blossoms, so does the comedy, great romance and playwriting. The show is an immersive adaptation of the Academy Award-winning screenplay, complete with sword fights, secret trysts, backstage disasters, and a dog.

We are joined by actors Jenny Strassburg and Kevin Craig West who play Viola and Kit Marlowe respectively.