Shakespeare in Hollywood @ Metro Theatre Vancouver, Vancouver [from 14 April to 12 May]

Shakespeare in Hollywood


62
14
Apr
 
- 12
May
20:00 - 22:15

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Metro Theatre Vancouver
1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 5Z9
SHAKESPEARE in HOLLYWOOD
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Catherine Morrison

April 14 — May 12 — Extended Run

Tickets $25 Adult or $22 Student & Senior

The setting is Hollywood in the mid-thirties. Warner Bros. Studio, famed for their backstage musicals and gangster films, is making A Midsummer Night’s Dream, not with experienced Shakespeareans, but with contract movie stars such as Dick Powell, James Cagney, and Mickey Rooney. Directing this oddity is the most famous European stage director, Max Reinhardt. Jack Warner, head of production, is forced to produce Dream because his sexy actress/mistress demands a “prestige” picture.

Ken Ludwig playfully lampoons Hollywood’s famous phoniness by interpreting it through the eyes of Shakespeare’s characters. Puck and Oberon, magically find themselves on the Hollywood set of the film playing themselves. After discovering the wonders of such modern delights as Coca-Cola and waffles, they are seduced by extravagant lifestyle, money, and celebrity that come from “movies.”

Antics ensue, as they always do in farces, aided in part by the magical flower, mistaken love potions complicate things and crazy love triangles become love quadrangles, all adding to the hilarity of Shakespeare in Hollywood.

The play is 2 hours, 15 minutes long including intermission.
Evening shows begin at 8 pm and matinees start at 2 pm

Our licensed LOUNGE opens 1 hour before show time and remains open after the performance.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

OBERON… Josh Zumstein
PUCK… Kevin Sloan
JACK WARNER… Kimball Finigan
MAX REINHARDT… Adrian Maxwell
WILL HAYS… Rob Gillespie
DARYL… Kwasi Thomas
OLIVIA DARNELL… Isabella Ciccone
LYDIA LANSING… Erica Bearss
LOUELLA PARSON… Alison Schamberger
DICK POWELL/ALBERT WARNER… Shane Steward
JIMMY CAGNEY… Richard Guenther
JOE E BROWN… Mark MacDonald
HARRY WARNER… Don McKay
SAM WARNER… Richard Guenther
ENSEMBLE…
Don McKay, Colleen Shook, Allison Kendall, Deborah Watts

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR… Catherine Morrison
PRODUCTION MANAGER… Alison Schamberger
STAGE MANAGER… Shay Cameron
ASST STAGE MANAGER/PROPERTIES.....Colleen Shook
ASST STAGE MANAGER/PROPERTIES.....Deborah Watts
BACKSTAGE CREW… Allison Kendall
COSTUME DESIGNER… Rene Schindel
COSTUME DESIGNER… Catherine Morrison
COSTUME DESIGNER… Sean Ullmann
SET DESIGNER… Les Erskine
LIGHTING DESIGNER… Les Erskine
SOUND DESIGNER… Catherine Morrison
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR… Les Erskine
SCENIC CARPENTER… Robin Richardson
SCENIC CARPENTER… Jamie Horsley
SCENIC PAINTING/SET DECORATION… Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
GRAPHIC DESIGN… Barbara LaBounta
PHOTOGRAPHY… Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
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