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MIHS Spring Play: “Shakespeare in Love”

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May 6th, 2023 | 2:00 pm


Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center

9100 SE 42nd Street | Mercer Island, WA, WA 98040


The Mercer Island High School Drama department presents their spring play, Shakespeare in Love. In this fast-paced production, two star-crossed lovers struggle for love, recognition, and artistic freedom.

Read below for a description of the play provided by Mercer Island High School:

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. The daughter of a wealthy merchant, Viola’s fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor.

Both lovers are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of Will’s own play: Romeo and Juliet. With both the opening night and wedding day fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will everything work out in the end, or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

To find out, purchase your tickets here. An ASL-interpreted performance is available on May 5th. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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