Posted on Feb 25, 2000

What do you get when you ask some of America's
most powerful contemporary writers to develop plays based on their
interpretations of Shakespeare?

Answer: Love's Fire, an edgy collection of
seven short plays based on the bard's love sonnets.

Love's Fire opens this week
in Yulman Theater with performances on Feb. 25 and 26, 8 p.m.; Feb. 27, 2
p.m.; March 2 through 4, 8 p.m.; and March 5, 2 p.m. Tickets, are $7 ($5
for students/seniors). Call ext. 6545.

The Acting Company, a national repertory theater,
commissioned Eric Bogosian, Ntozake Shange, Marsha Norman, Tony Kushner,
William Finn, Wendy Wasserstein and John Guare to create the short plays.

“Taking their inspiration from Shakespeare's
sonnets, the writers walk the line between the weird and the
wonderful,” said director Kelli Wondra. “All the plays are
cutting-edge as they explore man's capacity for love, compassion, and