UNC GREENSBORO FEATURES THE WORK OF PROFESSIONAL COSTUME DESIGNER IN PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
This Valentine’s Day, UNC Greensboro School of Theatre invites you to fall in love with our production of Shakespeare in Love, running February 15-23 in our beautiful, historic Taylor Theatre. We are elated to be working with award-winning, professional costume designer Ryan Moller. Moller holds an MFA from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has been nominated for three Broadway World Awards for his work on Twelve Angry Men (2013), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2013), and Guys and Dolls (2017). Moller will be mentoring students while designing costumes for Shakespeare in Love, a show that was adapted from the Academy Award-winning movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes.
The fictional tale follows William Shakespeare, a well-known but struggling poet, playwright, and actor, as he attempts to overcome writer’s block. Ultimately, it becomes a pursuit for love when Shakespeare falls head over heels for the beautiful maiden, Viola De Leespes. De Leepes has a burning desire to be on stage, a forbidden act for women. Tangled in a love triangle, Shakespeare fears that all love is lost when De Leepes is set to marry Lord Wessex. Ultimately, Shakespeare’s tragic romantic relationship becomes his most poetic love story of all times, Romeo and Juliet.
According to John Gulley, Director of Shakespeare in Love, “The show is the fun, hypothetical life story of William Shakespeare. I think Tom Stoppard did a great job staying true to the language and style of the Elizabethan times.” John Gulley teaches acting and directing at UNCG, and he coordinates the MFA Directing Program. At UNCG, John has most recently directed As You Like It, Antigone, From Up Here, and Cabaret. He has also directed Off-Broadway and at several regional professional theatres.
Tickets are available online at www.triadstage.org/tickets, by phone (336.334.4392), or in person at the UNCG Theatre Box Office located at 406 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403.
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About the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre
The UNC Greenboro School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in performance, design, theatre for youth, and theatre education. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artist with the knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to nurture our students’ dreams, enhance their talents, and help them to turn passion into purpose on and off the stage.
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 50 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 2,800+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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