This Fall I will be playing the Earl of Wessex in Shakespeare In Love: Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the film released in 1998. A co-production between Cincinnati Play House in the Park and Baltimore Center Stage, this show is going be a crowd pleaser. From the Cincinnati website:
The beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life onstage in an extravagant production that’s both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic. 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 – Viola. Against a bustling backdrop of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet. Critically adored after its premiere on London’s West End, this exuberant romantic comedy will make you believe in love above all.
This will be the third time I've worked with director Blake Robison, and I'm thrilled to return under his guidance. What's even more exciting is my wife, Emily Trask (pictured above), will be playing the lead!