Fountain Hills Theater is in its last stretch of its performance, “Shakespeare in Love.”
To be or not to be…him or her? Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is approaching, but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse... the feisty, brilliant and beautiful Viola.
This crafty young woman is Shakespeare’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Shakespeare’s love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his greatest romantic masterpiece.
In the past decade, an increasing number of Hollywood movies have served as the basis for stage musicals. This reversed a 60-year trend during which musicals that were hits on Broadway, such as “Show Boat,” “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Sound of Music” and others, were eventually turned into successful films.
Artistic Director Peter J. Hill has devoted the current season to this phenomenon with the season comprised almost entirely of movies adapted to the stage. The FHT production brings the characters of the film to life with an immediacy that cannot be fully equated by film, a press release read.
Hill has brought on acclaimed Shakespearean Director Richard Powers to helm this delightful adaptation. Produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. *Rated PG for mature themes.
“Shakespeare in Love” plays through Sunday, Nov. 19 with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Individual tickets are $35. Seniors receive a $5 discount on all Thursday performances. Group, active duty and veteran discounts are available.
All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at 480-837-9661 x3 or by visiting fhtaz.org. For more information, call 480-837-9661 x7.