From Page to Stage Series
Writers Theatre, community partners and select North Shore libraries are proud to present the fourteenth annual From Page to Stage series as part of Writers Theatre's 2018/19 Season. This comprehensive series of special events, lectures, workshops, and performances are designed to enhance and enrich your appreciation of the art.
The list of events surrounding our 2018/19 season of productions is constantly being updated below! Sign up for our email list to receive more details and invitations to these events. All events are FREE of charge and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Reservations must be made prior to each event to secure your seat(s).
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There are currently no scheduled events for the From Page to Stage series. If you're looking for additional offerings at Writers Theatre, we encourage you to visit our Performance Calendar or our full listing of Events. From Page to Stage events for August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom will be posted shortly!
THE WILMETTE THEATRE FILM SERIES:
For the third year in a row, we are excited to present this curated film series to complement our six productions. Join us for these special screenings and compare themes with the plays in our 2018/19 season. RSVP is requested, $10 admission.
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
For Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Sunday, November 18 at 2:00pm
Hosted by the Wilmette Theatre | 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette
William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is on a cold streak. Not only is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of "The Rose," a theatre whose doors are about to be closed by sadistic creditors, but he's got a nasty case of writer's block. Shakespeare hasn't written a hit in years. In fact, he hasn't written much of anything recently. Thus, the Bard finds himself in quite a bind when Henslowe, desperate to stave off another round of hot-coals-to-feet application, stakes The Rose's solvency on Shakespeare's new comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter." The problem is, "Romeo" is safely "locked away" in Shakespeare's head, which is to say that not a word of it is written. Meanwhile, the lovely Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) is an ardent theatre-goer -- scandalous for a woman of her breeding -- who especially admires Shakespeare's plays and, not incidentally, Bill himself. Alas, she's about to be sold as property into a loveless marriage by her mercenary father and shipped off to a Virginia tobacco plantation. But not before dressing up as a young man and winning the part of Romeo in the embryonic play. Shakespeare soon discovers the deception and goes along with it, using the blossoming love affair to ignite his muse. As William and Viola's romance grows in intensity and spirals towards its inevitable culmination, so, too, does the farcical comedy about Romeo and pirates transform into the timeless tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet.
$10 admission. Purchase tickets here
From Page to Stage is generously sponsored by Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin.