A Valentine's Affair 2019

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Emily Morrison Weeks

Spend Valentine’s Day with the greatest couples and most notorious lovers from classic theater. The 2019 edition features new scenes as well as returning favorites, and more rounds of the hilarious improv Sonnets From a Hat.

From puppy crushes to insults so venomous they could only come from deep, abiding connection, Madison Shakespeare Company invites you to celebrate all the painful, wonderful faces of love and heartache.

Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Multiple venues,

Performances: February 12-14, 2019

Performance Times:
February 12, 7 PM at Capital Brewery in Middleton
February 13 time and venue TBD
February 14, 8 PM, Bartell Theatre Drury Stage


Ticket Prices: $15 general admission, $12 seniors/student/service

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Madison Shakespeare Company is conducting joint auditions for its two February 2019 productions, Henry the Fourth Part Two (performances Feb 8-16) and A Valentine's Affair 2019 (performances Feb 12-14).

Candidates who have not appeared in a scripted MSC production 2015-present, please sign up for a monologue slot on Sunday, September 23 at www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EAAAA2FABFD0-auditions1 . Your prepared monologue should consist of a sonnet or Shakespearean monologue under two minutes. Memorization is encouraged but not required. After your monologue, you may be asked to stay to read from additional text. You may also be asked to read in scenes with partners. Please also come prepared to fill out a conflict calendar.

Callbacks will be on Monday September 24 and Tuesday September 25. Candidates who have appeared in a scripted MSC production 2015-present should skip the monologue and sign up for a callback slot on Monday or Tuesday at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaaaa2fabfd0-callbacks .

Auditions will be held at the Bartell Community Theatre on the Drury Stage, with the kind permission of Strollers Theatre. 113 E. Mifflin St, Madison WI.

Rehearsals for Henry the Fourth Part Two begin December 9.

Rehearsals for A Valentine's Affair 2019 will take place in November 2018 at Lakeview Moravian Community Church, with occasional brush-up rehearsals and pop-up performances in December and January, plus tech rehearsals on February 10-11.