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PRESS RELEASE: Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD

Metro Theatre proudly presents Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Catherine Morrison, on our stage for an extended run  April 14  –  May 12.

What happens when two savvy playwrights from very different centuries collaborate? In the case of skilled modern farceur Ken Ludwig & Renaissance wonder William Shakespeare; the result is the madcap comedy Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD.

Take the glitz, glamour, dollars and censorship of post Depression Hollywood, add Max Reinhardt  a sophisticated German director with an artistic vision populated by the delightfully exaggerated, personalities of James Cagney, Dick Powell, and Joe E Brown, and have him implore movie producer Jack Warner to pony up to do a movie version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Declaring the venture a sure-to-flop oddity, Jack is forced to agree because his sexy mistress demands to be  cast in a “prestige” picture.What Fools These Mortals Be

Now imagine that Oberon, the fairly king, and his sidekick, Puck, have transmogrified onto the set and been cast to play themselves. That is what Ken Ludwig has done in this farce full of impersonations, comic interpretations and cleverly contrived complications of lust, love, jealousy, and fairy mischief.

Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD is a perfect marriage between the Bard’s happiest play – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the 1930’s  film.  It is full of entertainment, screwball havoc, and even a little bit of education.”   ~ Director Catherine Morrison

Tickets are $25 Adult or $22 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $38 every Thursday. 

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased on line TICKETS

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 55th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD is our 510th show.

CAST & PRODUCTION TEAM Listing

 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

 * Please visit our Newsroom to dowwnload the Cast and Production Team Listing for Shakespeare in HOLLYWOOD

 

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