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Shakespeare in Love at Playhouse on the Square

September 11, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized -

Shakespeare in Love

Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall
Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

Playhouse on the Square
September 22 – October 8, 2017


Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he’s in desperate need of inspiration – enter Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Set 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. Based on the beloved 1998 film of the same name, Shakespeare in Love is ultimate treat for both film and Shakespeare fans alike.

Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Member Jordan Nichols (Hand to God; Buyer and Cellar) is Will Shakespeare, Jamie Boller (King Charles III) is his muse and inspiration Viola de Lesseps. They are joined by Ann Marie Hall (Ripcord; August: Osage County) as Queen Elizabeth II, Jacob Wingfield (Victory Blues; Lord of the Flies) as Marlowe, and Resident Company Members Dave Landis (Matchmaker; Billy Elliot) as Henslowe and Michael Detroit (9 to 5; Billy Elliot) as Fennyman.

Shakespeare in Love runs September 22 – October 8, 2017 at Playhouse on the Square. Shakespeare in Love is sponsored by Independent Bank. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can performance is Thursday, September 28th at 8pm and is sponsored by ArtsFirst/First Tennessee Foundation and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper St. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or visit playhouseonthesquare.org.



Will Shakespeare – Jordan Nichols

Viola de Lesseps – Jamie Boller

Queen Elizabeth – Ann Marie Hall

Tilney/Singer – Jonathan Christian

Ralph/Singer/Ensemble – Ryan Scott

Kate/Singer/Ensemble – Lauren Ledger

Henslowe – Dave Landis

Robin/Frees/Singer/Ensemble – Curtis C Jackson

Mistress QuigleySinger/Ensemble – Kim Baker

Burbage – John Maness

Molly/Singer/Ensemble – Jacquelyn Scoog

Wabash/Sir Robert/Ensemble – Jason Spitzer

Sam/ Ensemble – Sean Moore

Nurse/Singer – Lorraine Cotten

Marlowe – Jacob Wingfield

Peter/Barman/Singer – Thomas “TeKay” King

Wessex – Gabe Beutel-Gunn

Ned Alleyn – Roman Kyle

Lambert/Guard/Boatman – Micheal J.Vails

Fennyman – Mike Detroit

Webster – Holden Guibao

Nol/Guard/Musician – Isaac Middleton

Player/Benvolio/Musician – Katie Cotten

Player/Ensemble/Singer – Jaukeem Balcom

Player/Musician – Oliver Pierce

Player/Ensemble/Singer/Fight Choreographer – Charles McGowan

Ensemble – Lauren Ledger

Ensemble – Kristen Vandervort


Production Team:

Director –  Irene Crist

Music Director – Nathan McHenry

Choreographer – Travis Bradley

Fight Choreographers – Charles McGowan, Courtney Oliver, Jeramie Simmons

Stage Manager – Katharine Hughen

Lighting Designer – Zo Haynes

Costume Designer – Kathleen Kovarick

Scenic Designer – Bryce Cutler

Props Master – Aubanita Kirk


Title: Shakespeare in Love

VenueSeptember 22 – October 8

Times: ThursdayFriday, & Saturday8pmSunday2pm

Tickets: $25 Opening Weekend (September 22, 23, 24), $35 – 40 Thursdays and Sundays, $40 – $45, Adults, $25 Senior Citizens, $22 Students/Military, $15 Children under 18

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Situations & Adult Language

Box Office: 901-726-4656

Web: playhouseonthesquare.org




Circuit Playhouse, Inc. Super Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Ratliff

Show Sponsor: Independent Bank


Noby Edwards
Director of Public Relations