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  • Riverside Arts Center 76 North Huron Street Ypsilanti, MI, 48197 United States (map)

PTD Productions presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Directed by Joe York. Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Nov. 8 - 17, 2018. PTD has offered quality community theater since 1995 and welcomes lifelong theater-lovers & newbies, seniors & students, townies & out-of-towners, fans & skeptics, and everyone in between.

Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted by the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Joe York

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 leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Viola quickly becomes the playwright’s muse, while she disguises herself as a man to become a player. 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 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?


“Makes you feel grateful to be alive.” / Independent

“A heady celebration of the act of theater.” / Guardian

“A swooning delight.” / Daily Mail

Venue Information

Riverside Arts Center - 76 N Huron St. 
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 

Earlier Event: November 10
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Later Event: November 12
Wellness Woof- November Edition