Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere Of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the Cape Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall,

music by Paddy Cunneen. November 1 through December 2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There are no performances November 6th, 20th, 21st & 22nd. Tickets are $30-35. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, November 2. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

Poor Will Shakespeare is suffering from a severe case of writer's block with a deadline fast approaching. Then his number one fan, Viola, appears, disguised as a boy and hoping to appear in his new play. Viola sparks the bard's creative fires and when he and his muse fall in love, hilarity ensues: mistaken identities, competitive backbiting with another troupe of players, and the potential of suffering the Queen's wrath! Adapted from the Oscar-winning film, Shakespeare in Love is an homage to the joys of theater.

Shakespeare in Love will be directed by Cape Rep's Associate Artistic Director, Maura Hanlon, with Musical Direction by Peter Hodgson of this season's Merrily We Roll Along and Mamma Mia! Ryan McGettigan designs the set with costumes by Robin McLaughlin, lighting by Phil Kong and Kate Gulden is the stage manager.

Nick Nudler (Billy Elliot, Hairspray) returns to the Cape Rep stage in the role of Will Shakespeare with Lindsey Erin Agnes (Men On Boats, Mamma Mia!) as Viola De Lesseps. Mario Haynes and Jenn Pina make their Cape Rep debuts as Kit Marlowe and The Nurse/Queen Elizabeth. An incredible ensemble of Cape Rep company members round out the cast including Stephen Russell (Boundless), Art Devine (Jerusalem, Peter and the Starcatcher), Anthony Teixeira (The Tuna Goddess, Mamma Mia!), Stephen Rourke (Billy Elliot), Dennis Cunningham (Regular Singing, Outside Mullingar), Ari Lew (Mamma Mia!, How I Became a Pirate), Tom Wolfson (Jerusalem, Knight of the Burning Pestle), Ryan Sheehan (The Tuna Goddess, Mamma Mia!), Macklin Devine (Mamma Mia!, Jerusalem) and Peter Hodgson.

Shakespeare in Love is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Cape Rep's 33rd season is made possible through the generous support of Cape Air and Zudy, our 2018 season sponsors. Shakespeare in Love is sponsored by Cove Road Real Estate. Cape Rep Theatre: professional theater in an intimate setting.

Cape Rep's 2018 Indoor Theater season opened with the George Furth/Stephen Sondheim musical, Merrily We Roll Along, May 9 - June 3, followed by the world premiere of The Tuna Goddess by Jade Schuyler, June 27 - July 21. Next up is the beloved Broadway sensation, Mamma Mia!, based on the music of ABBA, August 1- September 2, followed by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's groundbreaking musical Fun Home, September 19 - October 14. The season will conclude with the Cape Cod premiere of Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall from the Tom Stoppard/Marc Norman Oscar-winning movie, November 1 - December 2. Also in the Indoor Theater will be Sing Like There's No Tomorrow, a musical revue featuring Cape Rep favorites Trish LaRose and Jared Hagan November 11 - December 9. The Outdoor Theater will include the swashbuckling musical adaptation of the popular children's book, How I Became a Pirate, by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman June 26 - August 30, and Pitter Patter Puppets, Mary Wilson's delightful interactive puppet show July 11 - August 22.

Cape Cod Repertory Theatre Company, Inc. is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1986 as a company dedicated to creativity and professionalism. On seven acres of land in Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts, Cape Rep Theatre is the steward of the beautiful land and historic buildings that are home to the company's three theaters, including the only outdoor theater on Cape Cod. We are professional theater in an intimate setting.

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