Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance presents Shakespeare in Love

    October 25th, 2019

    MANKATO – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Theatre & Dance continues the Mainstage season with Shakespeare in Love in the Ted Paul Theatre at the Early Center for the Performing Arts.

    Based on the Academy Award winning movie, Shakespeare in Love tells the story of young William Shakespeare, who is suffering from writer’s block. He meets Viola, who is his greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

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    Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and with music by Paddy Cunneen, director Paul J. Hustoles calls this play “a modern, false, fun, origin story.”

    Shakespeare in Love runs Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 & 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ted Paul Theatre at the Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

    Tickets are $16 regular, $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for MSU students.

    The Box Office is open 4-6 p.m. weekdays in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center or buy single tickets online at MSUTheatre.com. Call the Box Office at 507-389-6661.

    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance - Queen Elizabeth I (Lindsey Oetken) confronts William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) and the Lady Viola de Lesseps (Chloe Sirbu) about the nature of true love.
    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance – Queen Elizabeth I (Lindsey Oetken) confronts William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) and the Lady Viola de Lesseps (Chloe Sirbu) about the nature of true love.
    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance - The famous actor Richard Burbage (Colin Nord) pays budding playwright William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) two sovereigns for his latest play, “Romeo.”
    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance – The famous actor Richard Burbage (Colin Nord) pays budding playwright William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) two sovereigns for his latest play, “Romeo.”
    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance - Christopher Marlowe (Mack Spotts) helps his good friend William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) with his severe writer’s block.
    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance – Christopher Marlowe (Mack Spotts) helps his good friend William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) with his severe writer’s block.
    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance - William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) declares his new-found love to the Lady Viola de Lesseps (Chloe Sirbu) as they recite lines from his new play, “Romeo and Juliet.”
    Photo courtesy Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance – William Shakespeare (Ryan Joseph Feist) declares his new-found love to the Lady Viola de Lesseps (Chloe Sirbu) as they recite lines from his new play, “Romeo and Juliet.”