Described as “an absolute joy from beginning to end” (Daily Express), Shakespeare in Love is a new play based on the 1998 film that won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. 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. Georgia Shakespeare Artistic Director Richard Garner directs this love letter to William Shakespeare in his company’s former home at Oglethorpe University.
Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30319 Directions
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a liberal arts and sciences university that unites its small, close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities. The Conant Performing Arts Center has hosted student productions and local performance companies for 20 years.