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      May 3, 2019 - May 25, 2019

      Friday   7:30 PM - Saturday 10:00 PM

      92 Gay Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      Shakespeare in Love

      “I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”

      Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is
      proud to announce their upcoming production of
      Shakespeare in Love. All performances will be held at the Hazel
      Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street in the heart of Asheville’s
      historic Montford District, from May 3 through May 25
      on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. This performance
      like ALL of Montford Park Players’ shows will be absolutely FREE to
      attend.

      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. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?
      “Makes you feel grateful to be alive.” / Independent
      “A heady celebration of the act of theatre.” / Guardian
      “A swooning delight.” / Daily Mail



      Montford Park Players has been presenting Shakespeare and other
      classical works to the Asheville community since 1973, and has since
      grown to be one of Western North Carolina’s most beloved and
      well-known cultural attractions.

      Cost: Free - 0.00 to 3.00

      Categories: Performing Arts

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.