Shakespeare in Hollywood

Sponsored by South County Hospital Orthopedics Center

June 19th thru July 19th

Winner of the 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play.

It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. Blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp that's populated by the “Stars of Yesteryear” - Dick Powell, James Cagney, Joe E. Brown and more. "A fast, funny, entertaining night." - NBC 4. "Mischief, mayhem and laughter abound! There's never a dull moment in this fun-filled piece." - The Portland Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. 

 

Directed by David Jepson

CAST

LYDIA LANSING - Claudia Bach
MX REINHARDT - Greg Bliven
JACK WARNER - John Cillino
WILL HAYS - Hassan Demartino
OLIVIA DARNELL - Sophia Kreyssig
JIMMY CAGNEY - John Lamar
DICK POWELL - Max Leatham
JOE E. BROWN - Bob Mignarri
PUCK - Kelly Robertson
OBERON - Ryan Sekac
LOUELLA PARSONS - Mandy Solis
DARYL - Tom Steenburg