Join us for “A joyous celebration of theatre.”

Based on the Screenplay by MARC NORMAN & TOM STOPPARD

Adapted for the Stage by LEE HALL


Presented by the CUAA Theatre Department

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

“A joyous celebration of theatre.” / Daily Telegraph
“An absolute joy from beginning to end.” / Daily Express

General seating is available. If you need accessible seating, please indicate at checkout.

Shakespeare in Love is recommended for audiences 10+

Shakespeare in Love is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.



Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2:00 p.m.


  • General Admission: $20
  • Seniors (65+) and Children ( <18 yrs): $18
  • CUAA Students/Faculty/Staff are free. Ticket still required.
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