Shakespeare in Hollywood
This fast-moving new play by the author of Moon Over Buffalo and Lend Me a Tenor is at times poignant and funny, sophisticated and silly and high-brow and low-brow. It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Brothers lot in Hollywood. As they wander around the set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream, they are instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz and are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" the two are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.
JAMES CAGNEY/GROUCHO MARX - ROBERT DAVIDSON
DICK POWELL/TARZAN - JOE DELY
ENSEMBLE - JANE E. BOSWELL
ENSEMBLE - KELLY DIPISA
MAX REINHARDT - TIM ESCHELBACH
SAM - JEFF KHALED
JACK WARNER - ATIS KLEINBERGS
OBERON - TALLIS KLEINBERGS
PUCK - MICHAEL P. MARTIN
WILL HAYS - GREG LAUX
ALBERT WARNER - MICHAEL MORAY
JOE E. BROWN - NICHOLAS MUMMA
DARYL/COWBOY - BRIAN PANSE
OLIVIA - ASHLEY ELIZABETH RAFFERTY
LYDIA - SARAH LYNN RODDIS
LUELLA - MARY TEUTSCH
HARRY - GARY WILLOUGHBY
Director - CECE WEEKS
Scenic Designer - AARON LAUDERMITH
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer - GEORGE ERIC PERRY
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - ANGELA NIEMI
Stage Manager - BEKKI SPANJER
February 8 - February 23, 2008
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western