SLIDESHOW: 2 Performances of Shakespeare in Love at Framingham High

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High School’s drama company kicks off its theatrical season tonight, November 15, with a stage version of the Academy Award-winning movie Shakespeare in Love 

Directed by Stephanie Henry, the show features dozens in the cast and crew.

Opening night is tonight at 7. Tickets will be sold at the door. There is an additional performance on Saturday night at 7. Tickets available at

The 2-hour plus show tells the story of young Will Shakespeare, who is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block as the deadline fast approaches to deliver his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter.

Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear (as a girl) in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites.

Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed.


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Will Shakespeare – Alex McLaughlin

Kit Marlowe – Ethan Kerr

Queen Elizabeth I – Jillian Wadland

Edmund Tilney – Sarah Morales

Attendants/Guards – Neg Haridi, Katy Mauricio, Cassandra Till, Nucci Tramontozzi

Viola De Lessups/Thomas Kent – Sophia Nolan

Nurse – Madilyn Spear

Sir Robert De Lessups – Joy Kunda

Lord Wessex – Zach Mauricio

Catling – Cassandra Till

Fennyman – Diego Castrillo-Vilches

Lambert – Haley Hein

Frees – Olivia Palmer

Henslowe – Joseph Garcia

Ralph (plays Nurse) – Brian Fintonis

Robin (plays Lady Capulet) – Gabriel Madrona

Nol (plays Benvolio and Sampson) – Jocelyn Wadland

Adam (plays Gregory and Servingman) – Eva Taub

John Webster – Hadley Connor

Wabash – Elijah Jenkins

Richard Burbage – Christopher Hobin

Proteus/BurbageHeavy 1/Tavern Guest – Katie Najarian

Valentine/Burbage Heavy 2/Tavern Guest – Larissa Goncalves

Mistress Quickly/Burbage Heavy 3/Tavern Guest – Amelia Klippenstein

Actor with Dog/Burbage Heavy 4/Tavern Guest – Emily Spalding

Dog – Maya Puffer’s Dog

Ned Alleyn (plays Mercutio) – Max Connor

Sam (plays Juliet) – Brock Hoey

Peter (plays Tybalt) – Isabella Ferreira

Abraham (plays Abraham) – Nicole Davila

Rower – Cassandra Till

Bartender/Server –Rachel Varley

Molly Barmaid – Christina Mula

Kate Barmaid – Ailadis Hernandez

THE SINGERS ACT 1 & 2Ailadis Hernandez, Haley Hein, Christina Mula, Olivia Palmer, Rachel Varley 

ADDITIONAL SINGERS ACT 2Larissa Goncalves, Amelia Klippenstein, Katie Najarian, Emily Spalding 


Group 1: Haley Hein/Ailadis Hernandez

Group 2: Olivia Palmer/ Christina Mula

Group 3: Larissa Goncalves/ Amelia Klippenstein

Group 4: Katie Najarian/Emily Spalding 


Group 5: Brian Fintonis/ Eva Taub

Group 6: Gabriel Madrona/ Hadley Connor

Group 7: Elijah Jenkins/ Jocelyn Wadland

Technical Director: Peter Birren

Producer/Dialect Coach: Chris BrindleyMusic

Director: Thaddeus Bell

Dance Choreographer: Lauren Spagnulo

Production Stage Manager: Priscilla Silva

Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah Bossange

Costume Designer: Brian Simons

Costume Chairs: Victoria DaSilva and Lily Karofsky

Make-Up/Hair Designer and Chair: Maya Puffer and Cailtyn Doucette

Costume/ Make-Up and Hair Crew: Tony Affannato, Mia Avidor, Sarayu Bade, Amelia Driscoll

Scenic Designer: Nick Sulfaro

Lighting Designer: Chris Fournier

Lighting Crew Chair: Bridget Donovan

Lighting Crew: Nate Dimidis, Tyler Garofalo, Zach Lane, Owen Sellers

Sound: Kiana St. Cyr

Scenic Crew Chair: Kaylee Lambert

Scenic/Backstage Crew: Madison Chan, Andressa DeOliveira, Savannah Johnson, Angela Seekanjako, Carol Ssekanjako, Maddy Wissler, 

Faculty House Manager: Leslie Adams Dowst

Ushers: Emma Catherine Hampton, Nick Jaynes, Amanda Lampl, Rianna Lawrence, Jessie Namulindwa, Joantrina Nantaba, Gabby Rodrigues

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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