SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS

"[A] fast-moving romp...Shakespeare in Vegas will undoubtedly add to the award-winning playwright's growing canon of acclaimed plays that includes Full Bloom...Word of mouth should generate good houses before the end of this all-too-short run." Simon Saltzman, President of the Outer Critics Circle.

Margot is a talented but underappreciated actress desperate to escape the soul suck...
"[A] fast-moving romp...Shakespeare in Vegas will undoubtedly add to the award-winning playwright's growing canon of acclaimed plays that includes Full Bloom...Word of mouth should generate good houses before the end of this all-too-short run." Simon Saltzman, President of the Outer Critics Circle.

Margot is a talented but underappreciated actress desperate to escape the soul suck of the New York theater scene. So when a mysterious man offers her a whole season of Shakespeare, she jumps at the chance. Unfortunately the season is in Las Vegas and Vegas, it can’t surprise you to know, may not be the best place to get back your mojo.
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SHAKESPEARE IN VEGAS

Recommended by

  • Cheryl Bear:
    7 Aug. 2019
    Such a charming and fun play, a wonderful romantic comedy that's sure to be a hit. Fantastic!

Character Information

  • Margot
    New York City actress; very talented, very underappreciated: Life Is Not Fair.
  • Tony
    A Vegas impresario. Shady past, loves Shakespeare. Does not suffer fools gladly.
  • Colette
    Rather self-involved, though not unkind. A sometime actress and exotic dancer.
  • Merrie Jo
    Thrilled to be in her first play.
  • Mike
    Also thrilled to be in his first play. Earnest.
  • Nelson
    Trouble. (doubles as Mike)

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    4th Wall Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Drilling Company (Discovery Series)
    ,
    2011
  • Reading
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
  • Reading
    ,
    The Barrow Group

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    TheatreWorks - Silicon Valley
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    4th Wall Theatre Company
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Dreamcatcher Rep/Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, co-production
    ,
    2013
  • University
    ,
    Prism Theatre Company at Arizona State University
    ,
    2011