Shakespeare in Love at Drayton Hall Theatre
University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance presents Shakespeare in Love at Drayton Hall Theatre October 5 – 13. In this stage adaptation of the Oscar®-winning film, penniless and struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. 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 the 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, will it all work out in the end? Tickets $15 – $22.