Shakespeare In Love

JAN 12 - FEB 11
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Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Scott Edmiston

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  • Pre-Show with Scott Edmiston (Boston Globe)
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Shakespeare in Love
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Shakespeare in Love - Opening Night Party
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Alumni Night
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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  • Shakespeare in Love
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Audience Discussion
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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  • Shakespeare in Love
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Shakespeare in Love - Out & About Night
    10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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  • Shakespeare in Love
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Shakespeare in Love - Actors' Forum
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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  • Community Group Event
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Audience Discussion
    9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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  • Richard Davies Pre-Show Work Event
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • Shakespeare in Love - Artists' Forum
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Based on the Academy Award-winning film, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed.

RUN TIME: Approx. Two and a half hours with one intermission.

  • Cast

    Remo Airaldi* … Fennyman/Apothecary
    Paul Alperin … Ensemble/Musician
    Steve Auger … Ralph/Ensemble
    Ken Baltin* … Henslowe
    Nancy E. Carroll* … Queen Elizabeth I
    Jennifer Ellis* … Viola de Lesseps
    Cameron Gosselin … Webster/Abraham/Ensemble/Musician
    Jade Guerra … Mistress Quickly/Kate/Others
    Jesse Hinson* … Ned Allenyn
    Jeff Marcus … Ensemble/Musician
    George Olesky* … Will Shakespeare
    Zaven Ovian* … Ensemble/Various
    Omar Robinson* … Richard Burbage
    Edward Rubenacker … Sam/Juliet
    Carolyn Saxon* … Nurse/Wench
    Eddie Shields* … Kit Marlowe
    Damon Singletary … Tilney/Sir Robert de Lesseps
    Lewis D. Wheeler* … Lord Wessex

    Click here for full cast bios.

  • Production Team

    Original Music/Music DirectioSound Design by David Reiffel**
    Choreography/Movement by Judith Chaffee*

    Scenic Design by Jenna McFarland Lord
    Costume Design by Rachel Padula-Shufelt
    Lighting Design by Karen Perlow
    Props Design by Abby Shenker
    Fight Direction by Ted Hewlett

    Dawn Schall Saglio*, Production Stage Manager
    Dominique D. Burford*, Assistant Stage Manager

  • Special Events

    ARTISTS’ FORUM Sundays: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 following 3:00 pm performances Join us for a talkback with artists from the show.

    OUT & ABOUT Friday 1/19 following 8:00 pm performance Join us for a party with the cast and crew. Free food and cash bar. All are welcome!

2017-2018 Season, Shakespeare in Love

Director Scott Edmiston

From Casa Valentina to The Light in the Piazza to The History Boys, Scott Edmiston has proven he can direct any genre, both at SpeakEasy and at theatres all over Boston. So how does he categorize SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE? A comedy? A romance? An origin story? All of that and more? We sat down with the four-time Elliot Norton Award-winning director to discuss what makes SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE the perfect love letter to the stage.

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2017-2018 Season, Shakespeare in Love

“My Shakespeare Story” – With Actor Eddie Shields

EDDIE SHIELDS* (Kit Marlowe) is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy after previously appearing in SIGNIFICANT OTHER (IRNE Award) and CASA VALENTINA (IRNE nomination).  Other Boston credits include: Edward II, The Comedy of Errors (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Company One); Pinocchio (Wheelock Family Theatre).  New York: Henry VI.3, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drilling Company); Billy Redden (Theater Row); JULIE (WorkShop Theater); Taliesin (Metawee River Theatre).  Film/TV:  Moonrise Kingdom, Road […]

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2017-2018 Season, Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love Photos

Check out the photos from our New England Premiere production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

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2017-2018 Season, Shakespeare in Love

Five Fast Facts: George Olesky

You may have read him in tenth grade English or seen his work on the Common in the summer, but you’ve never seen Shakespeare quite like this. Here’s what you need to know about Newton native George Olesky, who will be playing Will Shakespeare in our upcoming production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.

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2017-2018 Season, Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare In Love

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter.

read more