Up In One Productions Stages ‘Shakespeare in Love’ in Rhinebeck Starting April 22 – Daily Freeman

RHINEBECK, NY – Up In One Productions performs Lee Hall’s stage adaptation of Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s Oscar-winning screenplay “Shakespeare in Love” at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck.

Production runs from Friday, April 22 through Sunday, May 8.

The story follows young Will Shakespeare, who suffers from writer’s block as the deadline for his new play fast approaches. He finds the inspiration he needs when he meets Viola, a beautiful aristocratic woman, who is Will’s biggest fan and is so desperate to appear in his next play that she would break the law.

“Shakespeare In Love” is directed by Thomas Netter and produced by Diana di Grandi. Wendell Scherer plays Shakespeare opposite Cassiopeia Outtulich as Lady Viola De Lesseps.

The cast also includes Michael Risio as Kit Marlowe; Kevin McCarthy as Fennyman; Justin Doro as Lord Wessex; David Foster as Richard Burbage; Frank McGinnis as Ned Alleyn; Jody Satriani as Viola’s conniving nurse; Tom Starace in dual roles as Lord Chamberlain, Edmund Tilney and Sir Robert De Lesseps; Andy Crispell as rival theater manager Philip Henslowe; and Diana di Grandi as Queen Elizabeth I

The Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center is located at 661 State Route 308, Rhinebeck. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and are available at www.centerforperformingarts.org or by calling (845) 876-3080 Wednesday through Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marjorie N. McClure