A Valentine's Affair 2020

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Bridget Doxtater

Alas poor King that labors so in vain,
For her that so delighteth in thy pain:
Be ruled by me, and seek some other love,
Whose yielding heart may yield thee more relief.

Surrender to temptation and seek comfort from the cold in the embrace of the classics.

Madison Shakespeare Company presents A Valentine’s Affair 2020, with love scenes from Shakespeare and other classic playwrights. Familiar faces and unconventional lovers will be on display, along with the improvisational Sonnets From a Hat.

Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Brink Lounge and Crucible Madison, 3116 Commercial Ave. Madison, WI

Performances: February 13-15, 2020

Performance Times:
February 13 7:30 PM at Brink Lounge
February 14 7:30 PM at Crucible Madison
February 15 7:30 PM at Crucible Madison

Ticket Prices: $15

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Madison Shakespeare Company is conducting joint auditions for its two February 2020 productions, A Valentine’s Affair 2020 (performances Feb 13-15) and Sudden Shakespeare: Hamlet (performance Feb 29, co-produced by Madison Theatre Guild). Auditions are November 12 and 13, with callbacks as needed on November 18. All auditions at Lakeview Moravian Church, 3565 Tulane Ave. in Madison. Enter through the door marked “OFFICE”.

All candidates should sign up at https://is.gd/audition2020. Candidates will be contacted with an appointment time and any monologue assignments. You may be asked to prepare up to two memorized Shakespearean monologues or sonnets under two minutes each.

You may also be asked to stay to read from additional text, and to read in scenes with partners. Please also come prepared to fill out a conflict calendar, or better still, print and fill your own here: http://madisonshakespeare.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MSC-Feb-2020-audition-form.pdf

Rehearsals for A Valentine’s Affair 2020 will begin January 5, 2020 at Lakeview Moravian Community Church.