Purdue’s Shakespeare in Love an Instant Classic

Photos shot for Purdue Theatre by Melodie Yvonne

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA (Dress Rehearsal – April 12, 2023) – Purdue Theatre’s current production of Shakespeare in Love is a story based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, and it was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. The romantic comedy is an instant classic performed by an astounding cast which made for an extraordinary rendering of the live adaptation on the grand stage at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in West Lafayette, Indiana. The show will open April 14 at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, and follow with multiple digital & in-person performances through April 22, 2023. The following excerpt is courtesy of Purdue Theatre’s official website:

“Hilarious. Exciting. Romantic. This screen-to-stage story follows young William Shakespeare struggling with a spell of writer’s block. With the deadline for his newest play fast approaching, Will is desperate for inspiration – until he discovers the perfect muse. Viola is a radiant and intelligent young woman who will do anything to be on stage, even if it means breaking the law. Through their many theatrical adventures, Will’s love for Viola grows quickly and passionately, ultimately inspiring him to write his greatest romance yet.”

Visitors can purchase tickets online at purdue.edu/theatre/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at all campus box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

Check out the photo highlight gallery from the phenomenal show below