SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Opens April 13, 2018 at the Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha, NE. – Shakespeare in Love, a play based on the Academy Award-winning film, will run April 13 – May 6, 2018 at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre.
Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Shakespeare in Love is a love letter to the stage and a celebration of theatre, music and human connection. While the government threatens to close all theaters, young Will Shakespeare suffers from writer’s block, as his muse Viola disguises herself as a man to pursue her dreams of being an actor. Amidst mistaken identities, ruthless scheming, backstage theatrics and a misbehaving dog, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
Disclaimer: Contains scenes of sexuality.
To celebrate Shakespeare in Love, Omaha Community Playhouse will hold an opening night celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13 free to that evening’s ticket holders. No reservations necessary. Attendees will enjoy a Shakespearean celebration, including snacks, treats, games and appearances by entertainers from the Renaissance Festival of Nebraska. It’s like a mini-faire right in the lobby.
Production: Shakespeare in Love
Credits: Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard | Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall | Music by Paddy Cunneen | Based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes
Director: Jeff Horger
Jacob Roman as Will Shakespeare
Alissa Harnish as Viola de Lesseps
Janet Macklin as Queen Elizabeth
Kevin Barratt as Richard Burbage
Bradley Alexander as Wabash
Caitlin Mabon as Sir Robert
Chloe Irwin as John Webster
Christopher Scott as Philip Henslowe
Craig Bond as Ralph
Danielle Smith as Edmund Tilney
Sydney Readman as Lord Wessex
Ron Boschult as Fennyman
Will Rodgers as Sam
Jeremy Earl as Christopher “Kit” Marlowe
Julie Fitzgerald Ryan as Nurse
Michael Leaman as Ned Allen
Ensemble features Jenna Hager, Olivia Howard, Sean Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Alex Nilius, Pamela Scott, Dennis Stessman, and Catherine Vazquez
Apollo the dog as Spot the dog
Show dates: April 13 – May 6, 2018; Wednesdays–Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com or http://www.TicketOmaha.com. Adult single tickets start at $24 for Wednesday performances and start at $32 for Thursday – Sunday performances. Student single tickets start at $18 for Wednesday performances and start at $22 for Thursday – Sunday performances.
Ticket prices are subject to change based on performance date, seat location and ticket demand. Call the OCP box office for current prices. For groups of 12 or more, tickets are $22 for Wednesday performances and $28 for Thursday – Sunday performances.
Discounts: Twilight Tickets – A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability.
Wednesday Performances – Discounted tickets are available for Wednesday performances only starting at $24 for adults and $18 for students.
Whatta Deal Wednesday – Discounted tickets for $10 will be available for the first Wednesday performance on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. $10 tickets will be available in person at the box office starting at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.
Sponsors: Immanuel Communities (Series Sponsor), Conagra Brands Foundation (Producing Partner), Cindy and Scott Heider (Specialty Sponsor) and KETV (Media Sponsor)
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, Hawks Mainstage Theatre (6915 Cass Street | Omaha, NE 68132)