A Valentine's Affair 2024

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Annie Jay

Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said
Thy edge should blunter be than appetite,
Which but to-day by feeding is allayed,
To-morrow sharpened in his former might.

Spend Valentine’s Day with tales of love, seduction, and longing performed by Madison Shakespeare Company–and, of course, the unpredictable improvisation of Sonnets From a Hat.

Returning to the Bartell Theatre after a five-year absence!

Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: February 13-14, 2024

Performance Times:
Tuesday February 13 7:30 PM
Wednesday February 14 7:00 PM
Wednesday February 14 9:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Sign up to audition October 22 and 23 for Madison Shakespeare Company’s collections of classic love scenes, A Valentine’s Affair (February 2024) and Shakespeare’s Lovers In June (June 2024) directed by Annie Jay.

This season we are looking for:

– Performers who would suit roles such as Rosalind and Celia, Hermia and Helena, Viola, Juliet, Bianca, Isabella, Julia, and Hero.

– Performers who would suit roles such as Benedick, Petruchio, Orlando, Demetrius, Lysander, Autolycus, Dromio, Silvius, Romeo, Valentine, and Sir Andrew.

If you do not consider yourself a good fit for roles like these, please join us for a future audition.

Auditions will be held at Common Grace, 3565 Tulane Ave. in Madison. Enter the building through the door marked “OFFICE.”

Audition sides will be posted shortly, and all candidates will be notified by email when they become available.

All candidates should register by filling in the form at madisonshakespeare.org/auditions .