I was provided complimentary tickets for this show, all opinions are my own.
Shakespeare in Love happens to be one of my favorite movies. When I found out the Alliance Theatre was doing the play in Atlanta, I was SUPER excited. I was curious about how they would bring everything to life and translate it from the big screen to stage. For anyone that is unfamiliar, Shakespeare in Love tells the fictional story of young Will Shakespeare’s search for inspiration – one that ultimately leads to love and his greatest masterpiece. The movie starred Gwyneth Paltrow as his love interest.
In this Alliance Theatre production, we are fortunate to see some of Atlanta’s most talented and well-respected actors in one of the largest ensembles of the 2017/18 season. With the lead role of William Shakespeare played by Thomas Azar. I enjoyed seeing a diverse cast, which also included Norman the dog that plays Spot lol.
When it comes to the Elizabethan era, I’m always fascinated remembering that there was a time that women were not allowed to be actors/players. So when I watch modern plays, I appreciate the strides that have been made in Women’s Liberation. I think that’s one of the reasons I enjoy Shakespeare In Love so much, witnessing what the fuss would have been like for a woman to join a cast lol.
Something I appreciate about plays are the way sets transition. The Alliance Theatre definitely found creative ways to take you from each scene to the next. The costumes were amazing, lighting was carefully crafted and the script was well adapted.
It was my first time at the Conant Performing Arts Center, but I have to say there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. There’s still time to grab tickets to see Shakespeare In Love while it’s in Atlanta! Make sure you grab yours today 🙂
Tickets start at $20 and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404.733.5000. Tickets are available online at www.alliancetheatre.org/shakespeareinlove. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Conant Performing Arts Center box office the hour before each performance.