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August 24 - September 16



Friday, August 24 at 8pm SOLD OUT  

Preview Performance

Saturday, August 25 at 8pm SOLD OUT

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance 

Sunday, August 26 at 2pm

PRESS Preview Performance

Friday, August 31 at 8pm SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 1 at 8pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 2 at 2pm

Friday, September 7 at 8pm SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 8 at 8pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 9 at 2pm

Sunday, September 9 at 7pm

Friday, September 14 at 8pm SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 15 at 8pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 16 at 2pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 16 at 7pm SOLD OUT





For Event Updates:

Members of the PRESS are invited to our 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance as well  as our Sunday Preview Matinee.


To reserve to complimentary Press Seats contact Jeff Church, Artistic Director, at


Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. 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.


“Funny, often genuinley moving, and generates a glow you could warm your hands by...The best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors and deserves equal success.”

– Daily Telegraph


"Marvelously fluid, riotously funny, and often intensely, even startlingly poignant...This may be, in part at least, a comedy about Shakespeare falling in love; but joking aside, it could just make you fall, all over again, in love with Shakespeare.”

– Chicago Tribune





  adapted for the stage by Lee Hall

  based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

  directed by Jeff Church


  Will, Dillon Medina

  Viola, Alison Russo

  Marlowe, Jeff Church

  Mr. Henslowe, Roger Lemelin

  Fennyman, Andrew Stigler

  Nurse, Cassidy McCartan

  Mr. Tilney, Aaron Blanck

  Burbage, Nicolas Menna

  Queen Elizabeth, Rae Mancini

  Wessex, James Lucey

  Ned Alleyn, Patrick Keeffe

  Ralph, Brian McGuirk

  Sam, Gabe McCauley

  Webster, Nick Griffin

  Wabash, Jack Clarke

  Kate, Gabrielle McCauley

  Molly, Helena Tafuri

  Adam, Brian Kozak

  Nol, Andrew Iacovelli


  Stage Management/Lighting Design, Jessica Winward

  Set Design, Trevor Elliot

  Operations Manager, Andrew Iacovelli

  Costume Coordination, Morgan Clark

  Production Assistant, Liz Hallenbeck



All photos by Maggie Hall


September 1, 2018

Providence Journal - Burbage Theatre's 'Shakespeare in Love' worthy of the Bard

In its unofficial quest to make Shakespeare more accessible to local audiences, Burbage Theatre launches its 2018-19 season with a rollicking romantic comedy that goes behind the scenes...

August 27, 2018

Broadway World - SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Delights at Burbage Theatre Company

It may seem a bit odd to base a play on a movie, but when one considers that SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE was co-written by Tom Stoppard and won him an Academy Award, it becomes a no-brainer. Under the capable direction of Jeff Church this witty and heart-warming story comes alive in a new...

September 3, 2018


Shakespeare in Love has had an interesting journey to the stage.  It's not uncommon for movies to get theatrical adaptations, and in this case, the film was written by Tom Stoppard an deals with the greatest playwright of all time - so in that sense, it's a natural fit. 

September 4, 2018

Edge Providence - Shakespeare in Love

"Shakespeare in Love," Burbage Theatre Company's 2018-2019 season opener, is a creative triumph.  This past year has featured several stellar adaptations of Shakespeare's works, including "As You Like It," "Othello," "Much Ado About Nothing," and Burbage's "Twelfth Night."

August 30, 2018

Pawtucket Times - Burbage's 'Love' is a strong one

PAWTUCKET - The Burbage Theatre Company opens its eighth season - its first full season in Pawtucket - with the entertaining escapism of "Shakespeare in Love."

August 31, 2018

Johnston Sunrise - Burbage sets the bar high with 'Shakespeare in Love'

Burbage Theatre Company gets a head start on the fall theatre season with a late-August production of the delightfully funny “Shakespeare in Love.”  The original movie by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard was adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Both movie and play have received a great reception from Shakespeare lovers...

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