Perrysburg presents ‘Shakespeare in Love’

PERRYSBURG — Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he’s in desperate need of inspiration.

That is, until he finds his muse … the feisty, brilliant and beautiful Viola. This crafty young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.

Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his greatest romantic masterpiece.

Perrysburg High School Theatre opens its 2022-23 season with the fall play “Shakespeare in Love.” Based on the 1998 Best Picture winner of the same name, “Shakespeare in Love” is a romantic comedy that reimagines William Shakespeare’s inspiration as he wrote “Romeo and Juliet.”

Opening night is Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Perrysburg High School auditorium. There are repeat performances Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at perrysburgtheatre.ludus.com or at the door beginning one hour before each show.