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Santa Monica College Stages "Shakespeare in Love" March 29 - April 7

Stage production based on the popular rom-com starring Gwyneth Paltrow

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department presents "Shakespeare in Love" March 29 - April 7 in the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the main SMC campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

In the popular rom-com, young playwright Will Shakespeare works on his latest comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter, and star-crossed lovers bite the forbidden fruit of Elizabethan theatre as a cast of historical players frolic in backstage antics. Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, with music by Paddy Cunneen. The SMC production is directed by Terrin Adair-Lynch, with stage combat choreography by Mikael Mattsson.

Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29 and April 5, and Saturday, March 30 and April 6. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, and on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7. A preview is scheduled at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.

Advance tickets range from $12 to $15 ($8 for preview), plus a service charge, and can be purchased by going to or by calling 310-434-4319 or 310-434-3005 Monday through Friday. Tickets are $3 higher at the door before performances. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.


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