“a non-stop, hilarious, irreverent (if not fully raunchy) parody… a loving tribute to the Bard of Avon, from Smith – a bard in his own right… GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”LA Stage Reviews
“Smart, funny, bawdy, awesome! The creator of my personal favorite show from HFF 15 does it again – there is so much comedic brilliance in the writing and in the performances. My words fail me, Ryan J-W Smith’s never do. Go if you possibly can!”Amy Francis Schott
“simply delightful. It’s one of the funniest stage plays I’ve seen.”Michael Garcia
Written entirely in rhyming iambic pentameter, Ryan J-W Smith‘s original first verse play, ‘Sweet Love Adieu or The Bard Gets Hard!’, is an 85 minute modern verse comedy.
This updated version was premiered at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival where was nominated for The International Award (losing to Smith’s other new verse comedy, MacDeth! which won The International Award) and received nothing but glowing adulation from critics and audiences alike.
Lance Frantzich as ‘Magistrate’ and Ryan J-W Smith as ‘Sidney’ in Smith’s Sweet Love Adieu.