‘Shakespeare in Love’ features NHS graduate

From left are Betsy Struxness as Viola De Lesseps and Brandon Carter as William Shakespeare. Carter is a 2005 graduate of Northumberland High School, where his theater teachers were Debra Herrington, Patty Dawson and Karin Rohmann. Under them, he received the highest VHSL All- State, Regional, District honors in Theatre and Forensics. Carter was raised in the Newman's Neck area near Heathsville by Emma D. Carter and the late Capt. James U. Carter. He is a co-recipient of the Kennedy Center's Hip-Hop Theater Creator Award and has an MFA in acting from Pennsylvania State University. Based in Richmond, he next will appear in "The Christians," co-produced by Virginia Rep and Cadence Theatre Company February 10 through March 3 at the Theatre Gym, 114 West Broad Street, Richmond. Photo by Aaron Sutten

Virginia Repertory Theatre recently opened the Signature Season with “Shakespeare in Love,” based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted by Lee Hall.

This racy, romantic comedy continues through October 8 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street, Richmond.

This new stage adaptation re-imagines the romance between young Will Shakespeare and his muse, Viola de Lesseps, who will stop at nothing, including the law, to be in his new play.

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