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Playhouse on the Square Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Playhouse on the Square Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he's in desperate need of inspiration - enter Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Set 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. Based on the beloved 1998 film of the same name, Shakespeare in Love is ultimate treat for both film and Shakespeare fans alike.

Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Member Jordan Nichols (Hand to God; Buyer and Cellar) is Will Shakespeare, Jamie Boller (King Charles III) is his muse and inspiration Viola de Lesseps. They are joined by Ann Marie Hall (Ripcord; August: Osage County) as Queen Elizabeth II, Jacob Wingfield (Victory Blues; Lord of the Flies) as Marlowe, and Resident Company Members Dave Landis (Matchmaker; Billy Elliot) as Henslowe and Michael Detroit (9 to 5; Billy Elliot) as Fennyman.

Shakespeare in Love runs September 22 - October 8, 2017 at Playhouse on the Square. Shakespeare in Love is sponsored by Independent Bank. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can performance is Thursday, September 28th at 8pm and is sponsored by ArtsFirst/First Tennessee Foundation and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper St. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or visit


  • Will Shakespeare - Jordan Nichols
  • Viola de Lesseps - Jamie Boller
  • Queen Elizabeth - Ann Marie Hall
  • Tilney/Singer - Jonathan Christian
  • Ralph/Singer/Ensemble - Ryan Scott
  • Kate/Singer/Ensemble - Lauren Ledger
  • Henslowe - Dave Landis
  • Robin/Frees/Singer/Ensemble - Curtis C Jackson
  • Mistress QuigleySinger/Ensemble - Kim Baker
  • Burbage - John Maness
  • Molly/Singer/Ensemble - Jacquelyn Scoog
  • Wabash/Sir Robert/Ensemble - Jason Spitzer
  • Sam/ Ensemble - Sean Moore
  • Nurse/Singer - Lorraine Cotten
  • Marlowe - Jacob Wingfield
  • Peter/Barman/Singer - Thomas "TeKay" King
  • Wessex - Gabe Beutel-Gunn
  • Ned Alleyn - Roman Kyle
  • Lambert/Guard/Boatman - Micheal J.Vails
  • Fennyman - Mike Detroit
  • Webster - Holden Guibao
  • Nol/Guard/Musician - Isaac Middleton
  • Player/Benvolio/Musician - Katie Cotten
  • Player/Ensemble/Singer - Jaukeem Balcom
  • Player/Musician - Oliver Pierce
  • Player/Ensemble/Singer/Fight Choreographer - Charles McGowan
  • Ensemble - Lauren Ledger
  • Ensemble - Kristen Vandervort

Production Team:

  • Director - Irene Crist
  • Music Director - Nathan McHenry
  • Choreographer - Travis Bradley
  • Fight Choreographers - Charles McGowan, Courtney Oliver, Jeramie Simmons
  • Stage Manager - Katharine Hughen
  • Lighting Designer - Zo Haynes
  • Costume Designer - Kathleen Kovarick
  • Scenic Designer - Bryce Cutler
  • Props Master - Aubanita Kirk

September 22 - October 8

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm

Tickets: $25 Opening Weekend (September 22, 23, 24), $35 - 40 Thursdays and Sundays, $40 - $45, Adults, $25 Senior Citizens, $22 Students/Military, $15 Children under 18

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Situations & Adult Language

Box Office: 901-726-4656


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