Much Ado About Nothing

 

In “Much Ado About Nothing,” when the men return victorious from war the women are ready and waiting for romance. Couples form and weddings are planned. All is going smoothly in this delightful comedy until a jealous brother sets a devastating lie in motion.  Suddenly rivals Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to save the honor of an innocent girl.  With sparkling prose, “Much Ado About Nothing” illustrates the beauty and complexity of human relationships and will win your heart again and again.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Kaleo Quenzer (Scenic Designer), K.D. Schill (Costume Designer), Gretta Harley (Composer), Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer), Peter Dylan O’Connor (Assistant Director/Choreographer), Miller Freeman IV (Stage Manager).

 

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Scott Adams (Musician), Hans Altwies (Benedick),Keith Dahlgren (Leonato), Chris Ensweiler (Dogberry/Friar), Tim Gouran (Don John) David Hogan (Borachio), Brenda Joyner (Hero), Michael Place (Claudio), Sage Price (Balthasar, Watch), Heather Rash (Margaret, Sexton), Tim Smith-Stewart (Conrade), Carol Thompson (Verges), Amy Thone (Beatrice), Evan Whitfield (Don Pedro), and Kate Wisniewski (Ursula, Watch).

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Two pairs of young lovers escape the tyranny of rule and family to enter the earthy unpredictable netherworld of the forest. By twists and turns, the mystical inhabitants play havoc with the four as well as with an unsuspecting theatre troupe, turning everyone’s world upside down. Director Sheila Daniels, who staged our award-winning production of “Electra,” returns to play with the dark shadows and golden glow of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Andrea Bush (Scenic Designer), Jennifer Zeyl (Costume Designer), Ben Zamora (Lighting Designer), Robertson Witmer (Composer/Sound Designer), Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer), Peter Dylan O’Connor (Co-Choreographer), Amy Thone (Text Director)

 

CAST (alphabetical order)

Zoe Belyea (Snug), Christine Marie Brown (Lysandra), Gordon Carpenter (Egeus/Snout), Trick Danneker (Demetrius), Mike Dooly (Theseus/Mustardseed), Chris Ensweiler (Puck/Philostrate), Reginald Andre Jackson (Oberon), Kevin McKeon (Peter Quince), Todd Jefferson Moore (Nick Bottom), Riley Neldam (Francis Flute/Moth), Qadriyyah Shabazz (Hippolyta/Peaseblossom), Kacey Shiflet (Cobweb), Allison Strickland (Hermia), Amy Thone (Titania), Terri Weagant (Helena)

 

Antony and Cleopatra

 

The Roman General and the Egyptian Queen. Their romance gave birth to an empire, but their fiery longing came at a price. Caught between desire and duty, Antony and Cleopatra’s love affair shook the foundations of the known world. Power, politics, and passion collide in Shakespeare’s captivating tragedy. Director John Langs, who staged our 2010 production of Hamlet, returns to helm this legendary and tragic affair between two charismatic leaders.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM
Jennifer Zeyl (Scenic Designer), Pete Rush (Costume Designer), Geoff Korf (Lighting Designer), Robertson Witmer and Evan Mosher (Co-Sound Designers), Megan Tuschhoff (Properties Designer), Mollye Maxner (Movement/Dance Choreographer), Barney Hammond (Vocal/Text Director), Susannah Butler (Stage Manager).

 

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Justin Alley (Demetrius/Ventidius/Soldier), Hans Altweis (Mark Antony), Sydney Andrews (Octavia), John Bogar (Meacenas/Messenger), Mike Dooly (Pompey/Dercetus), Daniel Guttenberg (Soothsayer/Schoolteacher), Anne-Marie Jones (Attendant), Darragh Kennan (Octavius Caesar), Dan Kremer (Lepidus/Clown), Charles Leggett (Enobarbus), Jason Marr (Philo/Scarus), Chris Maslen (Menas/Thidias), Alex Matthews (Eros/Messenger), Nick Rempel (Agrippa/Soldier), Joseph Anderson Shaw (Merecrates/Messenger), Matt Shimkus (Messenger/Candidus), Adam Standley (Alexas), Allison Strickland (Iras), Amy Thone (Cleopatra), Terri Weagant (Charmian).

 

The Tempest

 

Shakespeare’s magical tale where revenge yields to forgiveness. Exiled by his younger brother and marooned on an enchanted island with his daughter, the aging sorcerer Prospero discovers the human heart wields a greater power than all the spells at his command.

 

DESIGN TEAM
Craig Wollam (Scenic Designer), Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer), Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer), Crystal Dawn Munkers (Choreographer), Victoria Thompson (Stage Manager)

 

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Scott Ward Abernethy, Tonya Andrews, and Olivia Hartshorn (Ariel), Jonathan Crimeni, (Ferdinand), Mike Dooly (Stephano), Jim Gall (King Alonso), Anastasia Higham (Miranda), Jim Lapan (Gonzalo), Meg McLynn (Antonio), Pilar O’Connell (Adrian), Brian Simmons (Caliban), Brandon J. Simmons (Sebastian), Amy Thone (Prospero), Donna Wood (Trinculo).