Downtown Springfield Association
Shakespeare in Love - Presented by MSU Theatre

Shakespeare in Love – Presented by MSU Theatre

September, 29 2023 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

1147 E. Grand St. Springfield, MO 65897

$19 Adults; $14 Students/Seniors; special advance purchase discounts for students with MSU ID.

Will Shakespeare — London’s most promising young poet and playwright — is out of money, out of ideas, and out of time to produce his next play. Enter the beautiful and clever Viola De Lesseps, an admirer of Shakespeare’s work who desperately wants to be an actor, but is prohibited from doing so by the laws of the day. Disguising herself as a man, Viola auditions and wins a part in Will’s work in progress. He quickly discovers her true identity and the two begin an ill-fated love affair that inspires the creation of his great romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” Bursting with action, intrigue and witty dialogue, Shakespeare in Love brings The Bard to life!