The Austin ISD Districtwide Summer Play Production of Disney's Shakespeare in Love.
Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, 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.
Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. With Music by Paddy Cunneen. Directed by Melissa Driscoll, Theatre Director, LBJ/LASA HS. Presented by Samuel French.
For tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/austin-isd-performing-arts-center-15767340152