The Taming of the Shrew

 

With a sharp tongue and a volcanic temper, the headstrong Kate bows down to no man. But then a dubious suitor named Petruchio swaggers out of the woods and into the trailer park with a mischievous plan to reach her guarded heart. Played out in a forgotten corner of rural America, their comic courtship is a no-holds-barred battle of the sexes that results in a love and understanding that neither one imagined.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Craig Wollam (Scenic Design), K.D. Schill (Costume Design), Robertson Witmer (Sound Design), Deborah Fialkow (Fight Choreographer), Jennifer Havlin (Dance Choreographer), Barbara Lamb (Original Music), Miller Freeman IV (Stage Manager/Assistant Director).

 

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Keith Dahlgren (Gremio/Walter), Angela DiMarco (Bianca Minola), Karen Jo Fairbrook (Mama Baptista Minola), David Gassner (Pedant/Soldier/Joseph/Priest), Bill Higham (Vincentio/Curtis), David S. Hogan (Grumio), Kelly Kitchens (Kate Minola), Samara Lerman (Tranio), David Quicksall (Petruchio), Brian Claudio Smith (Lucentio), Carol Thompson (Biondello/Sugarsop), John Ulman (Hortensio), Sophia Villaneuva (Tailor/Widow/Phyllis).

 

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).

 

Henry V

 

It’s 1962, and with the arms race and space race at full throttle, pressure is mounting for the new ruler Henry and his cabinet cronies to do something.  Well…anything, really. After the monarch of France insults him, power hungry Henry leaps into war (with some prodding from his “advisors”).  Outnumbered and facing sure disaster, Henry’s political instinct kicks in to gamble on one last epic fight. “Henry V” exposes the behind the scenes maneuverings of a government’s war machine.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Jason Phillips (Scenic Designer), Pete Rush (Costume Designer), Andrew D. Smith (Lighting Designer), Matt Starritt (Sound Designer), Sean Patrick Taylor (Music Director/Dramaturg), Rod Pilloud (Stage Manager).

 

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Allan Armstrong (King of France), Gordon Carpenter (Bardolph/Williams/Burgundy), Marcel Davis (Westmoreland), Russell Hodgkinson (Pistol), David S. Hogan (Bedford), Tim Hyland (Ely/Fluellen), Jerick Hoffer (Mistress Quickly/Alice), James James (Grey/Orleans), James Lapan (Canterbury/Gower), Patrick Lennon (Boy/ Mountjoy), Chris Macdonald (Scoop/Constable), Joseph P. McCarthy (Nym/Bates), Stephanie Shine (Chorus), Richard Nguyen Sloniker (Cambridge/Dauphin), Alexandra Tavares (Katherine), and Evan Whitfield (King Henry).

 

 

The Comedy of Errors

 

Two sets of long lost twins unknowingly cross paths and set the stage for an evening of mistaken identity, mixed up confusion, and mayhem! This comic master piece is full of slapstick and sight gags, puns and pratfalls. Keeping track of which twin is which is only half the fun, as Shakespeare also stacks the deck with some of his most outrageous characters, including a jealous wife, a seductive courtesan, a hapless old man seeking his sons, a zany conjurer attempting an exorcism, and even a nun who’s not all she seems to be!

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Craig B. Wollam (Scenic Designer), Janessa Jayne Styck (Costume Designer), Kim Douglas (Composer), Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer), Crystal Dawn Munkers (Choreographer), Sarah Dale Rice (Stage Manager)

CAST

Ray Allen (Pianist), Allan Armstrong (Egeon/ Dr. Pinch), Brian Claudio Smith (Antipholus of Ephesus), Keith Dahlgren (Balthasar/Angelo/2nd Merchant), Chris Ensweiler (Dromio of Syracuse), Cecelia Frye (Abbess/Officer/Nell), David S. Hogan (Dromio of Ephesus), Noah Luce (Duke Solinus), Vanessa Miller (Adriana), Hannah Mootz (Courtesan), Chiara Motley (Luciana), Richard Nguyen Sloniker (Antipholus of Syracuse).

The Taming of the Shrew

 

An indoor revival of our popular outdoor Wooden O trailer park “Shrew!” Brought up in a rough and forgotten corner of backwoods America, the tempestuous and sharp-tongued Kate bows down to no man. But then Petruchio swaggers into town with a plan to steal Kate’s guarded heart. Through bickering and brawling, their comic courtship is a no-holds-barred battle of the sexes that results in a love and understanding that neither one imagined.

 

PRODUCTION TEAM
Craig Wollam (Scenic Designer), K.D. Schill (Costume Designer), Jessica Trundy (Lighting Designer), Robertson Witmer (Sound Designer), Marleigh Driscoll (Properties Designer), Gordon Carpenter (Fight Choreographer), Miranda Pratt (Stage Manager)

 

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Keith Dahlgren (Gremio/Walter), Karen Jo Fairbrook (Mama Baptista Minola), David Gassner, (Pedant/Soldier/Joseph/Priest), Bill Higham (Vincentio/Curtis), David S. Hogan (Grumio), Brenda Joyner (Bianca), Kelly Kitchens (Kate), Samara Lerman (Tranio), Pilar O’Connell (Widow/Phyllis), David Quicksall (Petruchio), Brandon Ryan (Biondello), Brian Claudio Smith (Lucentio), John Ulman (Hortensio)